Social and Political Dimensions of Identity

  • Charles D. Raab
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 262)


This paper points up a number of issues concerning the topic of identity, to stimulate further debate and discussion without, however, solving any of the intellectual and practical problems that are inherent in this subject. It dwells on some conceptual matters and also describes some current policy and legal developments that have important implications for the way in which we understand identity and identification, as well as privacy and other matters that are closely related to these.


Public Interest Personal Data Personal Identity Identity Management Working Party 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles D. Raab
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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