Interoperability in the New Digital Identity Infrastructure

17 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2007

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Mary C. Rundle

Harvard Law School

Paul Trevithick

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 13, 2007

Abstract

This paper maps out multiple dimensions of interoperability in the emerging digital identity management infrastructure, with a view to promoting openness in this infrastructure. The paper provides a background to the infrastructure; an explanation of components, items exchanged, and interconnection flows; an account of interoperability at various levels; a look at the costs and benefits of interoperability; and a brief consideration of factors that influence interoperability and innovation, such as the market, law, and self-regulation. Because this technology is still developing, the paper seeks to offer a snapshot of the current landscape with a view to promoting discussion about the future.

Keywords: interoperability, identity management, standards, CardSpace

Suggested Citation

Rundle, Mary C. and Trevithick, Paul, Interoperability in the New Digital Identity Infrastructure (February 13, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=962701 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.962701

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