Digital identity

The issues: a key question

In a context of growing digitalization of the economy and society, as well as at the level of individuals, the issue of digital identities is becoming increasingly important. Digital identities do not only allow the identification of users on digital platforms in order to secure settings or facilitate interaction during recurring visits. Indeed, within the framework of so-called qualified digital identities, legally valid identifications of persons can be made electronically. In the future, qualified digital identities will therefore be able to be equated with legal identities and will enable a large number of new applications.

The aim of this project is to provide an overview of the uses and applications of digital identities.

Firstly, the study will provide an introduction to the underlying concepts in an understandable form and, secondly, it will reflect the current state of research and practice in this area. The results of the study will be summarised in a report and, where appropriate, submitted for consideration for publication on enterprise information technology.