Towards Future-Proof Privacy-Respecting Identity Management Systems

  • Marit Hansen


Privacy-respecting identity management systems take into account the user’s choices and may help her in her decisions. They have the potential of being the user’s gateway and guardian to the digital world. However, if these systems should play an important role throughout the user’s life, concepts for long-term privacy protection combined with identity management are sought. The text identifies five major challenges of lifelong privacy-respecting identity management systems and sketches how developers of identity management systems could tackle them. Still, it is not an easy task that may be solved by each identity management system on its own, but policy makers will have to provide support, e.g., in building common infrastructures or integrating national eID solutions.


Personal Data Identity Management Partial Identity Digital World Data Protection Regulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marit Hansen
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  1. 1.Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-HolsteinKielGermany

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