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Management of Identity and Personal Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers

7 Jun 2007

There is much debate, and a number of competing initiatives, but the problems of identity and personal-information management over the Internet remain unsolved.

These problems range from issues of convenience, such as requirements for multiple usernames and passwords, to the inability to carry out many transactions that require authentication of the user, to the security of systems that hold personal information, including identity information.

Why do these problems persist? What are the opportunities in sight for moving ahead, and what risks are entailed in mitigating these concerns, including the failure to address these issues?

This event is supported by the Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network (an
initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry), by the Information Commissioner’s Office,
and by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)