PIMN voor beter identity management
A person’s digital identity can be defined as the collection of all digital information about or related to the person. Social interaction, shopping, entertainment, government services – all are increasingly done by digital means, and all depend on, create and use digital identity information that may be disparate to different domains but that is also increasingly linkable across services. Requirements range from unique identification of a real identity with high certainty to full anonymity.
Identity information is an asset that can create value for the individual and for service providers – to the benefit of both parties or with conflicts of interest. Identity information is also an asset to impostures, and increased availability of identity information implies threats to the individual’s privacy, economy and reputation. Identity theft and impersonation is a serious issue, and “forgive and forget” are not prominent properties of the digital world.
While identity information is definitely the property of the individual, the information is increasingly shared across social networks, commercial services and government, with or without the individual’s consent.
How can we, as individuals, survive in the digital identity world while still being able to utilise our identity information as an asset to our own advantage in a controlled way? How can society contribute to an environment where privacy and ownership to personal information are respected – by legal measures, culture and technology?
The European Journal of ePractice seeks high quality contributions for a special issue on digital identity. Possible topics, non-exhaustive, are:
• Identity theft, impersonation and defamation
• Anonymity and pseudonymity
• Physical and digital identity and how the two interrelate
• Privacy, user control and consent
• Claims based identity – issuing, validation and assurance level for claims
• Disparate identities – digital domains and digital versus physical identity
• Social networks
• Identity in eGovernment – including national identity cards and information held by public agencies
• Identity in eCommerce – including identity as a commercial asset
The European Commission’s ICT R&D Strategy dated March 2009 targets “an electronic identity (eID) infrastructure” as one of three areas for large scale actions starting 2013. As a Commission representative stated: “This will be dealing with things that are going to change the world we live in.”
Now is the time to provide as much input as possible as background to this work. The European Journal of ePractice invites contributions of both an empirical and theoretical nature, from a legal, society, cultural, commercial, organisational and/or technical perspective. While identification of problem areas and challenges is important, contributions that also contribute towards solving challenges are preferred.
The deadline for article submission is: September 25, 2011. Please, send your papers to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy email@example.com