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digital identity

The electronic representation of a real-world entity. The term is usually taken to mean the online equivalent of an individual human being, which participates in electronic transactions on behalf of the person in question. However a broader definition also assigns digital identities to organizations, companies and even individual electronic devices. Various complex questions of privacy, ownership and security surround the issue of digital identity.

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Loosely Coupled articles:

Digital identity and the real world
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Protecting digital title
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Security breeds complacency
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Useful Web resources:

Digital ID World
Website dedicated to digital identity technology issues

Liberty Alliance Project
An alliance of technology vendors and corporate organizations formed to establish standards for handling digital identity in electronic commerce.


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