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The Clean Privacy Ecosystem of the Future Internet
Published: 14 January 2013 by MDPI in Future Internet
MDPI, Volume 5; 10.3390/fi5010034
Abstract: This article speculates on the future of privacy and electronic identities on the Internet. Based on a short review of security models and the development of privacy-enhancing technology, privacy and electronic identities will be discussed as parts of a larger context—an ecosystem of personal information and electronic identities. The article argues for an ecosystem view of personal information and electronic identities, as both personal information and identity information are basic required input for many applications. Therefore, for both application owners and users, a functioning ecosystem of personal information and electronic identification is important. For the future of the Internet, high-quality information and controlled circulation of such information is therefore argued as decisive for the value of future Internet applications.
Keywords: information privacy, information security, privacy enhancing technology (PET), security perimeter, identity ecosystem, privacy