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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Public Interest Personal Data Personal Identity Identity Management Working Party 
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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

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

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