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Bugwatch: The Challenge of Electronic Identity

In cyberspace nobody knows you are a citizen. Each week vnunet.com asks a different expert from the antivirus world to give their views on recent virus and security issues, with advice, warnings and information on the latest threats. This week Jack Nagle, director of corporate marketing at Baltimore Technologies, considers possible solutions for mitigating the risk associated with the anonymity issue for users of the internet. The emergence of the internet has brought with it a wealth of apparent business opportunities. These have been frequently presented in breathless terms – that failed to take some key issues into account that are needed in order for them to deliver on their promises. Principal among them was the authentication of individuals and transaction parties. Anonymity may be good for certain types of internet behaviour, but it has limitations for the delivery of web-based services. The delivery of e-government services to citizens and businesses needs additional components for interactions to be meaningful or, in some cases, even possible. Full Story

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