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Name Social and ethical aspects of digital identities. Towards a value sensitive identity management
Area ERC-SG-SH2 Institutions, behaviour, values and beliefs: anthropology, sociology, political science,
Start Date2008-10-01
Duration 60 months
Status Execution
DescriptionDigital identity management concerns the control of digitized information pertaining to a person. This type of information is usually referred to as personal data, or personally identifiable information . With digitisation and automation processes pervading virtually all aspects and domains of society, the routine registration of personal identifiable data is increasing exponentially. The implied risks and challenges to fundamental rights like privacy and non-discrimination are recognized on the highest policy levels, but as of today still poorly understood or analyzed.
In view of the fact that identity is also a key concept in contemporary social theory, and conceptualisations of the relation between technology and society, ethics and normativity, a field of enquiry emerges at the crossroads of contemporary theoretical, technological and societal developments representing opportunities for frontier research. The overall aims of the project are to increase understanding of the social and ethical aspects of digital identity management (IDM), to further theorising the concept of identity, and to contribute to the quality and social/ethical acceptability of technological developments.
CoordinatorHOGESCHOOL ZUYD,Nieuw Eyckholt 300,NETHERLANDS
ContactJONGEN, Silvie (Ms.) (Contact )
Tel / Fax +31-45-4006185 / +31-45-4006169

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