The construction of identity offences taxonomy

An Australian context

Lesley Land, Stephen Smith, Donald Winchester, Vincent Pang

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The objective of this project is to create an identity crimes taxonomy as a foundation for highlighting the importance of a National Identity Security Strategy (NISS 2012) initiated by the Commonwealth of Australia. The purpose of the taxonomy is to ensure that there is a common reference point for identity (related) crimes in the future for all the Commonwealth, State and Territory Government agencies. That is, the same identity definitions can be applied consistently across all Government agencies. This, in turn, will facilitate the measurements of the different identity (related) crime classifications across Australia, and therefore, enable the design of a holistic strategy for implementing solutions for managing identity crimes in Australia. Our challenge is to ensure that the taxonomy build for the Commonwealth of Australia can also be applied in the academic research. The taxonomy is constructed from a modified Nickerson et al. (2013)'s taxonomy development methodology. Lesley Land, Stephen Smith, Donald Winchester, and Vincent Pang

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014
Place of PublicationAuckland, New Zealand
PublisherAuckland University of Technology
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014


Other25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014
CountryNew Zealand

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