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1st FIDIS in-house Journal Issue (1/2007)

This edition of the FIDIS Journal follows on from the DuD 9/2006 special issue on Identity, which comprised a set of articles based on research undertaken by the FIDIS Network of Excellence.

This present issue further demonstrates the multidisciplinary approach to the study of identity in the Information Society developed by the FIDIS Consortium. Four papers are included in this journal edition presenting recent research findings emerging from the latest work within the FIDIS project.

  • In Privacy Preserving Data Mining - a Process Centric View from a European Perspective Martin Meints and Jan Möller provide a brief overview of the state-of-the-art in Privacy Preserving Data Mining (PPDM) and summarise current suggestions for proceedings towards standardisation in PPDM. This is followed by considerations of how PPDM could be improved based on the European Directive 95/46/EC, taking procedural and process-related considerations into account.[Download Paper]
  • Mireille Hildebrandt’s paper, Profiling into the future: an assessment of profiling technologies in the context of Ambient Intelligence, evaluates the threats and opportunities of autonomic profiling in terms of its impact on citizens’ autonomy and refined discrimination and indicates the extent to which traditional data protection is ineffective as regards profiling. [Download Paper]
  • A Survey on EU Citizen’s Trust in ID Systems and Authorities by James Backhouse and Ruth Halperin addresses the social aspects associated with sharing data, especially personal information, in respect of plans for interoperable European electronic ID systems. The paper reports on a survey designed to investigate EU citizens’ perceptions and attitudes towards issues involved in making eIDs interoperable. Quantitative analysis of the survey’s results points to the lack of institutional trust and to an overall negative perception of the ID authorities by EU citizens. These negative attitudes of citizens hold important implications for any future attempts at implementing eID cards, as these perceptions may well be translated into subsequent behaviours, namely, resistance to use or, indeed, non-use.  [Download Paper]
  • In Biometric Implementations and the Implications for Security and Privacy, Vassiliki Andronikou, Dionysios S. Demetis and Theodora Varvarigou review the crucial security and privacy issues that affect current and future biometric implementations and point towards aspects which should be considered for the prudent management of Information Systems that utilise biometric technological components. [Download Paper]

Editor: James Backhouse

Associate Editors: Ruth Halperin, Dionysios S. Demetis