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2011 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

A citizen is creating while navigating online his digital footprint, which is a steadily increasing trail of personal and individual data. In a growing digital society, a citizen is nowadays navigating not online online but as well in various dimensions such as that of the cyberspace, or in motion as in transportation networks, or simply as being listed or mentioned in digitalized archives. The citizen is interfacing with interconnected entities, in smarter environments, trending to the Internet of Things.

The impact of emerging information and communication technologies on citizen becomes dramatic under the light of rapid changes in the field of ICT and under the perspective of huge potentials which could be developed and exploited. It is clear that implications on personal integrity and privacy are blatant; hence it becomes more and more obvious that regulatory measures to be applied in future could be in the forefront of research and investigation.This report summarizes the discussions held in the Citizen Digital Footprint (CIDIPRINT) action inrespect:

- To develop and assess scenarios associated with information recorded when a citizen interacts in a digital smart environment, in particular with the internet of the future and with intelligent transport systemsand

- To assess the impact of mobile information and communication applications on European citizens with respect to security and safety issues, starting by networking with relevant stakeholders and by gaining knowledge with state of the art and emerging mobile architectures. The report aims to provide the basis for future discussions and as such it will iterate and reflect on issues related to the core work of the CIDIPRINT action. The report is elaborating on the digital footprint of citizens in the 27 EU Member States. It will also look at the facts and then – the digital footprint being of global dimension – compare with elements of the rest of the world.

The report focuses on state-of-the-art methods about how digital footprints are generated and collected (chapter 3). It investigates the perspectives of users and companies with regard to their roles either as data producer or data consumer (chapter 4). Chapter 5 gives an overview of currently offered business products. Chapter 6 provides an overview of the concerns and aspirations of the three stakeholders: citizen, companies, and governments. The last chapter, eventually, provides a bridge (“business opportunities”) towards an additional document whose content will demonstrate an inventory of possible digital footprint scenarios.

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Ispra, Italy: Joint Research Centre - European Commission , 2011. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
citizen security, citizen privacy, digital footprint
National Category
Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116397OAI: diva2:589495

QC 20130603

Available from: 2013-01-18 Created: 2013-01-18 Last updated: 2013-06-03Bibliographically approved

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