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Future Internet 2012, 4(4), 1016-1025; doi:10.3390/fi4041016

Supporting Trust and Privacy with an Identity-Enabled Architecture

NEC Laboratories Europe, Kurfürstenanlage 36, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
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Received: 1 September 2012 / Revised: 24 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 October 2012 / Published: 19 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Privacy in the Future Internet)
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Abstract

Cost reduction and a vastly increased potential to create new services, such as via the proliferation of the Cloud, have led to many more players and “end points”. With many of them being new entrants, possibly short-lived, the question of how to handle trust and privacy in this new context arises. In this paper, we specifically look at the underlying infrastructure that connects end-points served by these players, which is an essential part of the overall architecture to enable trust and privacy. We present an enhanced architecture that allows real people, objects and services to reliably interact via an infrastructure providing assured levels of trust.
Keywords: identity; privacy; trust; virtual identity; virtual infrastructure session; identity aggregator; cloud identity; privacy; trust; virtual identity; virtual infrastructure session; identity aggregator; cloud
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Sarma, A.; Girao, J. Supporting Trust and Privacy with an Identity-Enabled Architecture. Future Internet 2012, 4, 1016-1025.

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