BT Technology Journal

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 15–24 | Cite as

Perspectives on ‘personal identity’

  • C D Raab


‘Identity’ is a problematic concept, and relates to other difficult concepts, such as ‘the person’. It is also a problematic public issue in the activities and relationships in which states, businesses, and the public engage. These involve questions of data protection and privacy, as well as of surveillance and categorisation. This paper takes a look at these matters by way of an overview that may afford insights for further investigation and debate. While it is not specifically oriented towards technological issues, technologies that are in use or being developed for identity management have a bearing on the question of personal identity and identification.


Information System Communication Network User Interface Multimedia Information Data Protection 
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