Technical rule 2013-01
DIN CEN/TS 15480-1 is part of a series of Technical Specifications with requirements for a European Citizen Card (ECC). The ECC is a smart card which is issued by a national or local authority and which contains credentials to allow one or all of the following services: - identity verification; - use as travel document within the European Union; - facilitation of logical access to government eServices or services of local service facilities. The revised version of DIN CEN/TS 15480-1 describes many requirements for the physical, electrical and transport protocol-related characteristics for the European Citizen Card. Parts of these requirements are from the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 17 standards and ICAO specifications in order to increase interoperability and acceptance of the citizen card. The Technical Specification has been prepared by CEN/TS 224 "Personal identification, electronic signature and cards and their related systems and operations". The German interests were represented by NA 043-01-17-04 UA "Austauschprotokolle bei Chip-Karten" ("Exchange protocols for chip cards").