The Future of Identity in the Information Society

  • Kai Rannenberg
  • Denis Royer
  • André Deuker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Putting the Machines in Control

    1. Kai Rannenberg, Denis Royer, André Deuker
      Pages 1-11
    2. Thierry Nabeth
      Pages 19-69
  3. Virtually Living in Virtual Realities

    1. David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle, Emmanuel Benoist, Rolf Haenni, Florent Wenger, Harald Zwingelberg
      Pages 75-122
  4. Use and Abuse of Biometric Data and Social Networks

    1. Martin Meints, Mark Gasson
      Pages 130-189
  5. Powering the Profile: Plugging Into the Mobile Grid

    1. Denis Royer, André Deuker, Kai Rannenberg
      Pages 195-242
  6. Human Enhancement, Robots, and the Fight for Human Rights

    1. James Backhouse, Ruth Halperin
      Pages 245-268
  7. More Control for the Machines

    1. Mireille Hildebrandt
      Pages 273-310
  8. The Role of Forensics in Identity

    1. Bert-Jaap Koops, Zeno Geradts
      Pages 315-347
  9. Dating

    1. Maike Gilliot, Vashek Matyas, Sven Wohlgemuth
      Pages 351-390
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 401-508

About this book


Digitising personal information is changing our ways of identifying persons and managing relations, e.g. over the Internet. What used to be a "natural" identity, e.g. the personal appearance of an individual at a counter, is now as virtual as a user account at a web portal, an email address, or a mobile phone number. It is subject to diverse forms of identity management in business, administration, and among citizens. Core question and source of conflict is who owns how much identity information of whom and who needs to place trust into which identity information to allow access to resources.

This book presents answers from the EU funded research project FIDIS (Future of Identity in the Information Society), a multidisciplinary endeavor of 24 leading institutions from research, government, and industry. Research from states with different cultures on e.g. the identification of citizens and ID cards is combined towards a well-founded analysis of HighTechIDs and Virtual Identities, considering aspects, such as privacy, mobility, interoperability, profiling, forensics, and identity related crime.

"FIDIS has put Europe on the global map as a place for high quality identity management research." –Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission, Responsible for Information Society and Media


Service-oriented Computing identity identity management information society networks privacy robot social networks trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Rannenberg
    • 1
  • Denis Royer
    • 1
  • André Deuker
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Business Informatics, Chair for Mobile Business and Multilateral SecurityGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-88480-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01820-6
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