Title

Pseudonymity and anonymity in identity management: can anonymous credentials enhance user participation in electronic health records

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Coles, GM & Smart WJ 2013, 'Pseudonymity and anonymity in identity management: can anonymous credentials enhance user participation in electronic health records', The Clute Institute International Academic Conference, Breckenridge,Colorado, 5-7 August, The Clute Institute for Academic Research, Littleton, Colorado, pp. 777-786.

Article available on Open Access

Abstract

The introduction of a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System is central to Australia's key eHealth initiatives. This comes at a time when recent research efforts in Australia, Britain and the US, indicate that a majority of consumers are concerned regarding the security and privacy of information accessible over the Internet. Primary concerns are related to the potential for identity theft and the exposure of personal information. Research into possible solutions has been ongoing for decades however; the technological solutions that are slowly emerging have complexities that make it difficult for the average consumer to comprehend. The
research proposed here concerns user perceptions and preferences towards the key technologies that have evolved in efforts to protect the privacy of personal information. This includes various implementations of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) with a focus upon Anonymous Credentials.