A technology and process analysis for contemporary identity management frameworks

Alex Ng, Paul Watters, Shiping Chen

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The digital profile of a person has become one of the tradable digital commodities over the Internet. Identity management has gained increasing attention from both enterprises and government organisations, in terms of security, privacy, and trust. A considerable number of theories and techniques have been developed to deal with identity management issues using biometric multimodal approaches. In this chapter, the authors review, assess, and consolidate the research and development activities of contemporary biometric and non-biometric identity management in 21 privately and publicly funded organisations. Furthermore, they develop a taxonomy to characterise and classify these identity management frameworks into two categories: processes and technologies. The authors then study these frameworks by systematically reviewing the whole lifecycle of an identity management framework, including actors, roles, security, privacy, trust, interoperability, and federation. The goal is to provide readers with a comprehensive picture of the state of the art of the existing identity management frameworks that utilise biometric and non-biometric technologies with the aim to highlight the contemporary issues and progress in this area of identity management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCensorship, surveillance, and privacy
Subtitle of host publicationconcepts, methodologies, tools, and applications
Place of PublicationHershey, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages54
ISBN (Electronic)9781522571148
ISBN (Print)9781522571131
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This research was previously published in 'Inventive Approaches for Technology Integration and Information Resources Management', edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., pages 1-52, copyright year 2014 by Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global).


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