University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Compelling reasons abound today for emphasizing the relevance of identity management. Enabled by digital information â€” including communication â€” technology, people conduct an increasing number of their interactions physically separated in space, yet connected in â€˜real time.â€™ And â€˜machines,â€™ especially so-called agents, are making their online contributions by proxy. But then, itâ€™s not only the actors directly involved in interaction whose identities should be managed proportionally. Application of information as the very medium of interaction always entails â€” an attempt, at least, at â€” object references, qualified in relevant ways. Indeed, more identities to manage. At this early stage of â€” digital â€” identity management, we choose to refrain from any tight definition. Itâ€™s simply too early. Instead, in this working paper we juxtapose and comment upon several frameworks, all proposed for information management where the concept of identity plays a key part. From such a comparison, an already clearer overview emerges of the varieties of identity management.
Wisse, Pieter and Jansen, Paul, " Identity management distilled, a comparison of frameworks" (2008). All Sprouts Content. 130.