A New Paradigm for Individuals in the Information Age

  title={A New Paradigm for Individuals in the Information Age},
  author={D. Chaum},
  journal={1984 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy},
  • D. Chaum
  • Published 1984
  • Computer Science
  • 1984 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
Today, individuals provide substantially the same identifying information to each organization with which they have a relationship. In a new paradigm, individuals provide different "pseudonyms" or alternate names to each organization. A critical advantage of systems based on such pseudonyms is that the information associated with each pseudonym can be insufficient to allow data on an individual to be linked and collected together, and thus they can prevent the formation of a dossier society… Expand
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