Addressing the Legal Challenges of Federated Identity Management

4 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2008

Date Written: March 3, 2008

Abstract

A company's legal duty to provide appropriate information security includes an obligation to properly authenticate persons seeking to access its networks or services. This article identifies some of the key legal issues raised by the authentication model receiving the most attention - federated identity management - and focuses on the need to develop an appropriate legal infrastructure necessary to make it work.

Keywords: federated identity, identity management, authentication, information security, security, privacy, electronic transactions, e-transactions, authentication, electronic records, standards, legal infrastructure

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K20, K29, K30, K33, K39, L86

Suggested Citation

Smedinghoff, Thomas J. and Wheeler, David A., Addressing the Legal Challenges of Federated Identity Management (March 3, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1121127 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1121127

Thomas J. Smedinghoff (Contact Author)

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David A. Wheeler

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