The ABC of ABC: An analysis of attribute-based credentials in the light of data protection, privacy and identity.

P.E.I. Korenhof, Merel Koning, Gergely Alpár, J.H. Hoepman

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Abstract

Our networked society increasingly needs secure identity sys-
tems. The Attribute-based credential (ABC) technology is designed to
be privacy-friendlier than contemporary authentication methods, which
often suffer from information leakage. So far, however, some of the wider
implications of ABC have not been appropriately discussed, mainly be-
cause they lie outside of the research scope of most cryptographers and
computer engineers. This paper explores a range of such implications,
shows that there are potential risks associated with the wider introduc-
tion of ABC in society, and makes the case that legal and societal aspects
of ABC be subjected to extended interdisciplinary research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet, Law and Politics
Subtitle of host publicationA decade of transformations
EditorsJoan Balcells Padullés, Agustí Cerrillo i Martínez, Miquel Peguera Poch, Ismael Peña López, María José Pifarré de Moner, Mònica Vilasau Solana
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherHuygens Editorial
Pages357-374
Number of pages17
Volume10
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-84-697-0826-2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2014

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