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Managing Online Identity

Published Thursday, April 25, 2013

This POSTnote describes online identity, government projects to secure online access to public services and the issues arising from a more online society.

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The Government plans to digitise more public services by 2015 to improve efficiency and reduce costs. As more daily activities, services and transactions are conducted online, increasing amounts of personal data are used on the internet. This POSTnote describes online identity, government projects to secure online access to public services and the issues arising from a more online society.

POSTnotes POST-PN-434

Author: Sarah Bunn

Topics: Information technology, Internet and cybercrime

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