Identity and Privacy Governance

Frontiers in Blockchain - Identity and Privacy Governance - DOI 10.3389/978-2-88971-413-1

123 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2021

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Oskar Josef Gstrein

University of Groningen - Campus Fryslân; Europa-Institut, Saarland University

Andrej Zwitter

Campus Fryslân

Date Written: October 29, 2021

Abstract

The design and management of digital identity is a complex challenge. On the one hand, it requires a clear understanding of the parameters that are involved in identity management. On the other hand, it requires the cooperation of many stakeholders. In particular, this involves those public authorities and private organisations that need to be aligned to define technical standards, develop identification infrastructures and maintain them. A shared understanding of fundamental concepts that define identity in the digital age is then a prerequisite. Such a complimentary reflection and evaluation of what the emergence of distributed-ledger technologies means from the perspectives of human rights, human dignity, as well as individual and collective autonomy are essential to ensure their use for good purposes. While technical capabilities are important, they are increasingly insufficient without guiding theoretical frameworks. Sound governance mechanisms which respect, protect and promote human rights such as privacy are equally essential. The COVID-19 pandemic has only further increased the desire to use data to understand and manage our societies (Zwitter and Gstrein, 2020), which also increases the degree to which we are defined through data and our access to digital services.

Keywords: Blockchain, Identity, Privacy, Governance, self-sovereign identity

Suggested Citation

Gstrein, Oskar Josef and Zwitter, Andrej, Identity and Privacy Governance (October 29, 2021). Frontiers in Blockchain - Identity and Privacy Governance - DOI 10.3389/978-2-88971-413-1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3953415

Oskar Josef Gstrein

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Andrej Zwitter (Contact Author)

Campus Fryslân ( email )

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