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The Future of Identity in the Information Society

Challenges and Opportunities

Rannenberg, Kai, Royer, Denis, Deuker, André (Eds.)

2009, XVI, 508 p.

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  • First book that collates various perspectives on identity management
  • This book addresses genuine public interest on the preservation of integrity of a personal and digital identity of individuals

Digitising personal information is changing our ways of identifying persons and managing relations, e.g. over the Internet. What used to be a "natural" identity, e.g. the personal appearance of an individual at a counter, is now as virtual as a user account at a web portal, an email address, or a mobile phone number. It is subject to diverse forms of identity management in business, administration, and among citizens. Core question and source of conflict is who owns how much identity information of whom and who needs to place trust into which identity information to allow access to resources.

This book presents answers from the EU funded research project FIDIS (Future of Identity in the Information Society), a multidisciplinary endeavor of 24 leading institutions from research, government, and industry. Research from states with different cultures on e.g. the identification of citizens and ID cards is combined towards a well-founded analysis of HighTechIDs and Virtual Identities, considering aspects, such as privacy, mobility, interoperability, profiling, forensics, and identity related crime.

"FIDIS has put Europe on the global map as a place for high quality identity management research." –Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission, Responsible for Information Society and Media

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Service-oriented Computing - identity - identity management - information society - networks - privacy - robot - social networks - trust

Related subjects » Business Information Systems - General Issues - Security and Cryptology

Table of contents 

Putting the Machines in Control.- Identity of Identity.- Virtually Living in Virtual Realities.- Virtual Persons and Identities.- Use and Abuse of Biometric Data and Social Networks.- High-Tech ID and Emerging Technologies.- Powering the Profile: Plugging Into the Mobile Grid.- Mobility and Identity.- Human Enhancement, Robots, and the Fight for Human Rights.- Approaching Interoperability for Identity Management Systems.- More Control for the Machines.- Profiling and AmI.- The Role of Forensics in Identity.- Identity-Related Crime and Forensics.- Dating.- Privacy and Identity.- Open Challenges — Towards the (Not So Distant) Future of Identity.

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