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Electronic Identity

de Andrade, N.N.G., Chen-Wilson, L., Argles, D., Wills, G., Schiano di Zenise, M.

2014, VIII, 90 p. 14 illus.

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  • Unique overview of the most relevant legal aspects regarding electronic identity in Europe (there are no parallel or rival works on this subject)
  • Extremely timely work (the book encompasses and summarizes all of the discussion points and legal proposals that are currently being put forward in the context of the revision process of the electronic signatures, which is taking place at this very moment)
  • Drawing from a wide range of specialized literature, it includes a glossary with all the pertinent terms and definitions related to eID

With the increasing availability of electronic services, security and a reliable means by which identity is verified is essential.

Written by Norberto Andrade the first chapter of this book provides an overview of the main legal and regulatory aspects regarding electronic identity in Europe and assesses the importance of electronic identity for administration (public), business (private) and, above all, citizens. It also highlights the role of eID as a key enabler of the economy.

In the second chapter Lisha Chen-Wilson, David Argles, Michele Schiano di Zenise and Gary Wills discuss the user-centric eCertificate system aimed at supporting the eID system.

Electronic Identity is essential reading for researchers, lawyers, policy makers, technologists and anyone wishing to understand the challenges of a pan-European eID.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Data Protection - Digital Signature - Electronic Identity - Electronic Signatures - European Law - Identity Management Systems - Mobile eID - User-Centric - eCertificate

Related subjects » General Issues - Innovation - Technology Management - International, Foreign and Comparative Law - Security and Cryptology

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