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Blockchain-Based Identity Management for Personal Data: A Survey

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Abstract

This research was conducted to analyse the domain of blockchain-based identity management for personal data. The study primarily adopted the research methodology of a systematic literature review, in which relevant and contemporary scientific literature related to the topic were identified and included, and irrelevant papers or those with repetitive information, were excluded. An analysis of the literature indicates that the common public perception of blockchain is positive overall. However, there is a substantial difference between public perception and reality in relation to the maturity of the technology. Proponents of blockchain often overlook and minimise the possibility of the damage that blockchain adoption could cause. This study found that main problem is not blockchain itself, but the surrounding infrastructure which has to be transformed at the same pace and direction. Furthermore, concerning identity management, it was found that the technology provides considerable improvement over database-based systems of identity and user authentication, however, it still contains systemic avenues of centralisation, through which a denial-of-service attack could increase.

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  • Blockchain
  • Privacy
  • Identity
  • Decentralisation
  • Attacks
  • Transparency

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Alharbi, M., Hussain, F.K. (2022). Blockchain-Based Identity Management for Personal Data: A Survey. In: Barolli, L. (eds) Advances on Broad-Band Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications. BWCCA 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 346. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-90072-4_17

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