Identification in E-Participation: Between Quality of Identification Data and Participation Threshold

  • Peter Parycek
  • Judith Schossböck
  • Bettina RinnerbauerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9249)


E-participation projects have to consider a low participation threshold while maintaining security and data quality standards. While users often perceive complex regulations and logins as hurdles for participation, providers of solutions want to avoid misuse and in some cases have identified the participants uniquely. Not all levels of e-participation require the same quality of identification and authentication to produce reliable outcomes. Based on the first results of an Austrian e-participation project, the paper presents a model that tries to match these complex relations and examines which identification methods are seen as appropriate on which levels of e-participation based on the dimensions of quality of identification data and low participation threshold.


E-participation Identification Authentication Data quality 



The project “E-Partizipation” (“E-Participation”) is funded by the Austrian security research programme KIRAS of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit). We would like to thank our project partners: the Austrian Institute of Technology, the Austrian State Printing House, the Centre for Computers and Law (University of Vienna), the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Rubicon.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Parycek
    • 1
  • Judith Schossböck
    • 1
  • Bettina Rinnerbauer
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Danube University KremsKremsAustria

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