The project SecurePhone (Secure contracts signed by mobile Phone IST-2002-506883) has been funded by the European Commission in 6th Framework Program. It was successfully completed in June 2006.
Informa has been scientific coordinator of the consortium, that involved 7 partners.
Telefónica Móviles España (Spain)
Nergal NERGAL (Italy)
Institute of Phonetics of the University of Saarbrücken USAAR (Germany)
University of Buckingham (UK)
Groupe des Ecoles des Télécommunications (France)
The project developed a new mobile communication system infrastructure which ensures in a friendly way the mutual identification of mobile phone speakers enabling them to deal legally binding e-contracts by a mobile phone call. It has been realised an innovative prototypal 3G/B3G enabled PDA enhanced with a “biometric recogniser” in order to permit to users to mutually recognise each other and securely authenticate.
The SecurePhone then allows users to securely exchange and modify audio, image and/or text files, and finally to e-sign them with legal value, all during a phone call.