Privacy Implications of Digital Signatures

IBC Conference on Digital Signatures (Proc.), Sydney, 12 March 1997

12 Pages Posted: 12 May 2013

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Graham Greenleaf

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Roger Clarke

Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd; University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law; Australian National University (ANU)

Date Written: March 10, 1997

Abstract

This paper identifies the privacy implications of digital signatures, and some weaknesses in current approaches in law and policy in Australia. It introduces digital signatures and current standards and policies concerning them. The direct privacy implications of both private keys and public keys are considered, as are the consequential privacy implications. Legislative controls (Privacy Act 1988) and recommendations (PKAF Report) are then considered, and proposals made for new privacy rights that are needed.

Keywords: digital signature, encryption, privacy, personal data

Suggested Citation

Greenleaf, Graham and Clarke, Roger, Privacy Implications of Digital Signatures (March 10, 1997). IBC Conference on Digital Signatures (Proc.), Sydney, 12 March 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2263663

Graham Greenleaf (Contact Author)

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Roger Clarke

Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd ( email )

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Chapman, ACT 2611
Australia
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University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

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