Privacy and Data Protection Aspects of e-Government Identity Management

  • Brendan van Alsenoy
  • Els KindtEmail author
  • Jos Dumortier
Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)


European Commission 2003, p. 7. E-Government initiatives are being witnessed at all levels of government (local and federal governments, including legislative bodies, the judiciary, the tax administration, in the health sector, etc.). These initiatives can be grouped into four main categories: (1) the disseminating (passive or active) of relevant general public information to citizens, for example through websites, (2) the use of electronic processing and networks to improve the management of activities inside and across governmental departments, (3) the use of ICT to increase citizen participation in decision-making processes (e.g., e-petitions), and (4) the use of ICT for interaction with the citizen and service delivery (e.g., filing of tax return, access to personal file at the National Registry or on an e-health platform, filing of declarations in social security, etc.). For this Chapter, we focus on the activities in group (2) and (4).


Personal Data Competent Authority Data Subject Biometric Data Authoritative Source 
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Automated Fingerprint Identification System


Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés


Circle of Trust


EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC


European Data Protection Supervisor


European Dactylographic System


Information and Communication Technologies


Internal Market Information


Pan-European e-Government Services


Privacy Enhancing Technologies


Privacy Impact Assessment


Public Key Infrastructure


Radio Frequency Identification


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brendan van Alsenoy
    • 1
  • Els Kindt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jos Dumortier
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI)K.U.LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Catholic University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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