Managing Digital Identity in a Networked World

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

How do we manage our personal information in online relationships with friends, family, businesses, government agencies, NGOs and community service providers?Managing Digital Identity in a Networked World

How do we manage our personal information in online relationships with friends, family, businesses, government agencies, NGOs and community service providers?

Have our concepts of personal identity and identity management changed in the social networking era, with a quarter of a billion people using Facebook on any given day?

World-leading experts are gathering in Wellington to discuss these questions and others at the 2012 Identity Conference ‘Managing Digital Identity in a Networked World’ at Te Papa, 30 April–1 May 2012.

They’ll consider issues such as:

• Who ‘owns’ our digital identity information and what are the challenges and opportunities around new forms of accessing, sharing, processing, storing or tracking identity information;
• How can we protect our identity information against current and future security threats; and
• How can businesses and government agencies develop trusted relationships with their customers in an online environment.

Among a stellar line-up of internationally and nationally renowned thought-leaders are world-renowned information security expert Bruce Schneier, Google Privacy Director Alma Whitten, privacy-by-design strategist Dr John Borking and Microsoft’s Identity Policy Strategist and Stanford University Research Fellow Mary Rundle.

National speakers include Deputy Prime Minister Hon Bill English, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff, Chief Executive of the Department of Internal Affairs and Government CIO Colin MacDonald, CEO of Xero Rod Drury and the Director of the National Health IT Board Graeme Osborne.

The two-day conference is co-hosted by the Victoria University School of Government Chair in e-Government Professor Miriam Lips, the Department of Internal Affairs and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

As we increasingly live, work and play online, the conference is a timely gathering of representatives from government, business and academia.

Professor Miriam Lips says the conference’s purpose is to widen perspectives on identity information management in emerging online environments and discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing digital identity in a networked world.

ENDS

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