Future Internet 2011, 3(2), 130-143; doi:10.3390/fi3020130

Metadata For Identity Management of Population Registers

Received: 21 January 2011; in revised form: 2 April 2011 / Accepted: 6 April 2011 / Published: 18 April 2011
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Abstract: A population register is an inventory of residents within a country, with their characteristics (date of birth, sex, marital status, etc.) and other socio-economic data, such as occupation or education. However, data on population are also stored in numerous other public registers such as tax, land, building and housing, military, foreigners, vehicles, etc. Altogether they contain vast amounts of personal and sensitive information. Access to public information is granted by law in many countries, but this transparency is generally subject to tensions with data protection laws. This paper proposes a framework to analyze data access (or protection) requirements, as well as a model of metadata for data exchange.
Keywords: public; administration; metadata; information; sharing; transparency; privacy; framework; access
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Glassey, O. Metadata For Identity Management of Population Registers. Future Internet 2011, 3, 130-143.

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Glassey O. Metadata For Identity Management of Population Registers. Future Internet. 2011; 3(2):130-143.

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Glassey, Olivier. 2011. "Metadata For Identity Management of Population Registers." Future Internet 3, no. 2: 130-143.

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