Social and Ethical Aspects of Digital Identities
TOWARDS A VALUE SENSITIVE IDENTITY MANAGEMENT
The DigIDeas project examines the social and ethical aspects of digital identities in the context of an increasingly digital world. Our research examines connections between the digitisation and automation processes that pervade virtually all aspects and domains of society, and identity as a key concept in contemporary social theory and in conceptualisations of the relation between technology and society. Our aim is to increase understanding of and awareness about the social and ethical aspects of digital identity management (IDM), as well as to contribute to an overall analysis of these technological developments through a series of selected case studies.
It includes three complementary PhD projects and one integrative post doctoral research project which all concentrate on the emerging intellectual and societal potentials and problems posed by IDM and its interconnections with personal identity.
Starting Date : October 2008
Project Number: 201853
On June 11th and 12th, 2013, the DigIDeas project will be hosting an international authors' conference in Maastricht in preparation for our edited volume, Digitizing Identities. This book will be published by Routledge in 2014 as part of their Science, Technology, and Society series.