The VDS represents the key data of a documents secured by an electronic signature
HOW DOES IT WORKS ?
Stages of implementation :
1) extract the data to protect
2) sign electronically
3) present as a 2D code
4)Affix the VDS to the document
Stages of usage :
1)Scan VDS (smartphone, scanner)
2) confirm VDS conformity
3) check that
The decoded data is the same as the plain data that appears on the document.
As soon as the VDS can be scanned - on the original document or copies of it - the secure data is usable.
2D DOC - THE FIRST VDS
Gilles Barré ("Hybrid - VDS" work-group reporter) : "Issuance of an officialidentity document relieson the claimant presenting a bill (electricity, gas or telephone) as proof of address.
Widely available simple counterfeiting tools have facilitated the work of fraudsters, whose forged documents have become harder to detect.
Faced with the sharp rise in forged real identity documents, France’s Interior Ministry (via the ANTS, the French National Agency for Secure Documents, and working with bodies in the private and public sectors), had to implement the "2D-Doc" Visible Digital Seal to guarantee the security of electronic data exchanged in paper format between the user and the government".
All of the technical documents about the "2D-Doc" VDS are available on the ANTS and FNTC websites.
HOW DO WE EXPECT THE VDS TO BE USED
Beyond proof of address documents, the 2D-Doc VDS will enable the securitisation of numerous other documents ...
Bank account details,
Civil status records,
and, generally, any documents which enables the assertion of legal rights
... and at the same time, produce security-related benefits , including :
- the automatic insertion of reliable data into any information system
- and even the creation of reliable audit trails
This, then, shows how affixing a VDS onto a tax bill could enable direct control of VAT, guarantee an audit trail, and, lastly, insert data automatically and accurately into accounting information systems.
Affixing a VDS to a paper document can therefore transform the latter into a digital object that is secure, interactive and capable of communicating information, for a negligible cost.
The FNTC regularly organises events called "breakfasts".
This form of conference, called "very dynamic and rhythmical", is particularly well liked.
The event takes place in the morning, from 8.30am to 10.30am, in a Parisian auditorium close to the quarter famous for the Moulin Rouge.
Each contributor – there are normally between 6 and 8 – has around 15 minutes in which to talk.
The room is generally packed – not only with experts and Heads of Business – but also with numerous representatives of public authorities.
The three breakfasts of the first half-year have been dedicated to "e-Finance", to VES, and to Big Data.
Soon, one of these “breakfasts" will be dedicated to the foreign members of the FNTC, who can present their products, their services, and make the French market aware of their innovations.
This breakfast will allow them to meet French businessmen, to trade with them, and to see if they are open to business opportunities and possibilities.
UNIVERSITY : The FNTC launched the FIRST MASTER'S DEGREE in "TRUSTED THIRD PARTIES & DIGITAL SECURITY" in France
This postgraduate degree (5th year of university studies) has already had great success.
The courses (Technology and Law) are handled by members of the FNTC (at its height, 60% of the classes) and by the Professors of Law and of Sciences.
The first promotion amongst its students (recommended by one of the historical fathers of the Internet, Louis Pouzin - close friend to Bob Kahn and to Vinton Cerf) left for a three-month internship last April (in France, Quebec and China), and the classes for the 2015-2016 Academic Year start on 8 September.
"TRUST GUIDES" - LABELS - TRAINING SESSIONS
The WGs of the FNTC work without a break for the entirety of the year.
They produce "Trust Guides" which have a wide circulation, and are considered as reference tools in various fields :
- The Electronic Signature Guide
- The Traceability Guide
- The Guide to Interoperability and to Electronic Safes
- The Guide to Digital Debt
- The Guide to Norms and Dematerialisation Labels
- “Towards identification details of digital safes"
- The Legal Handbook for the Dematerialisation of Documents
- Guide for the Confidentiality of Digital Archives
FNTC experts produce reference documents and audit safety criteria with a view to releasing certain "labels” :
- The "third party archiver" label
- The "electronic safe" label
- The VES Label
The FNTC is an official organisation which makes sure training sessions are carried out, including :
- "The right to the dematerialisation of documents"
- “Electronic archiving and electronic safes: ways to implement in concrete terms a solution to electronic archiving"
- “Digital identities and authentication"
- “Electronic signatures (having taken into account European advancements)
- “Dematerialisation of bills"