A Model for New Zealand’s Identity Verification Service

  • Clark Thomborson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4968)


We develop a simple model of the processes by which identity and anonymity are managed by complex systems. We explain New Zealand’s recently-proposed Identity Verification Service in terms of our model. We also indicate how our model might be used to guide the architecture of a next generation of trustworthy computing, and how it might be used to define a precise taxonomy of authentication.


Identification authentication trust security modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clark Thomborson
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of AucklandNew Zealand

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