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Who Goes There?: Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy

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Overview

Who Goes There?: Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy explores authentication technologies (passwords, PKI, biometrics, etc.) and their implications for the privacy of the individuals being authenticated. As authentication becomes ever more ubiquitous, understanding its interplay with privacy is vital. The report examines numerous concepts, including authentication, authorization, identification, privacy, and security. It provides a framework to guide thinking about these issues when deciding whether and how to use authentication in a particular context. The book explains how privacy is affected by system design decisions. It also describes government’s unique role in authentication and what this means for how government can use authentication with minimal invasions of privacy. In addition, Who Goes There? outlines usability and security considerations and provides a primer on privacy law and policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309088961
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 9/22/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232

Table of Contents

1 Introduction and overview 16
2 Authentication in the abstract 33
3 Privacy challenges in authentication systems 55
4 Security and usability 80
5 Authentication technologies 104
6 Authentication, privacy, and the roles of government 138
7 A toolkit for privacy in the context of authentication 179
App. A Biographies of committee members and staff 197
App. B Briefers to the study committee 207
App. C Some key concepts 209
What is CSTB? 213
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