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Identity Management: Is an Identity Card the Solution for Australia?

Jackson, Margaret and Ligertwood, Julian (2006) Identity Management: Is an Identity Card the Solution for Australia? Prometheus, 24 (4). pp. 379-387. ISSN 0810-9028

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Abstract

This paper explores how an identity card scheme might work in Australia by using the UK Identity Card Scheme as a model. It explores the proposal for a national UK identity card scheme and assesses how it would reduce identity theft and fraud, improve national security, and maintain adequate privacy protection. The paper discusses the legal and social difficulties associated with the introduction of such a national identity card scheme and the issues which arise when a government seeks to broaden the scope of the scheme from identity fraud and security issues to include the efficient and effective delivery of public services. It suggests alternative approaches to ensuring identity management which are consistent with privacy and data protection restraints. This paper should contribute to the development of Federal Government policy in the area of a regulatory and legal framework for identity management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16792, identity card, identity fraud, privacy
Subjects: SEO Classification > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 05:25
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2011 23:10
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3012
DOI: 10.1080/08109020601029953
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