The SE Committee is chaired by Karl Eglof Hartel from G+D Mobile Security. Full and participating GlobalPlatform members are eligible to contribute to this group.
The SE Committee defines industry and technology neutral specifications for the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on Secure Element (SE) technology. This includes embedded and integrated SEs, SIM/UICC, smart microSD as well as smart cards.
The committee works to:
Privacy Framework and Privacy-Enhanced ID Configuration
The technology helps governments and identity issuers to enable state of the art privacy and security for smart card based digital identity programs, like ePassports, driving licenses and eID documents. It brings together a range of deployed standards, allowing program managers to comprehensively answer the latest privacy requirements.
Open Firmware Loader for Tamper Resistant Element
The specification standardizes how secure element (SE) firmware – combining the secure operating system (OS), applications and data – can be remotely loaded and managed onto a SE even after a device has been issued.
On Device NFC Service Management Specification
GlobalPlatform Managing Entity Specification completes a ‘stack’ of complementary software standards from ETSI and the NFC Forum that ensures multiple mobile contactless services successfully coexist within a device and will operate as intended, regardless of the hosting environment selected by the service provider.
Karl Eglof Hartel
SE Committee Chair
G+D Mobile Security
Mr. Hartel has been an active participant in GlobalPlatform activities for many years, and was elected to serve as SE Committee Chair in 2009. Mr. Hartel also represents Giesecke & Devrient in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) Smart Card Platform Technical Working Group and in GSMA Projects. He also works to promote GlobalPlatform technology within ETSI and GSMA specifications.
Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze
Multi SE Working Group Chair
Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze currently serves as Senior R&D Engineer at STMicroelectronics. Within this role he has software architecture responsibilities for the NFC ecosystem and secure elements.
He joined STMicroelectronics in 2003 and since 1999 Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze has been active in several smart card projects for banking, transport and near field communication.
Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2017.
SE Security Working Group Chair
Ms. Mestiri has served as Chair of GlobalPlatform’s SE Security Working Group since 2010. Within her current role at IDEMIA, Ms. Mestiri is responsible for overseeing security certification projects for mobile, ID and banking product lines. She also participates in security groups within Eurosmart, ISCI and Jhas.
SE Compliance Working Group Chair
This position is currently open
SE Specification Working Group Chair
Mr. Phan has participated in the working group since 2007 and was appointed as Chair in 2010. He is also engaged in the evolution of the GlobalPlatform Certification Program.
Within his role at Trusted Logic, Phan he has been deeply involved in a wide range of smart card projects across areas including banking, telecom, identity, transport and cross-market NFC. He also has experience heading up certification projects, collaborative R&D projects, consulting activities and contributing to industry standards.
Mr. Phan also supports Mr. Hartel as Vice-Chair to the GlobalPlatform SE Committee.
Interested in participating in the SE Committee?