on Digital Identity for NGN Geneva, 5 December 2006 a decision has been
made to set up a Focus Group
on Identity Management (IdM) under the parentage of Study
identity refers to the online representation of a userís or network elementís
identity and the identity of those that the user or network element interacts
with. It does not mean the positive validation of a person. Information
regarding device identities is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity, and
as a consequence, its protection and management are vital to a healthy and
inclusive digital world.
different approaches for representing identities and different identity
management frameworks. The lack of a common view on digital identity and its
management has so far resulted in incompatible applications.
Group will explore mechanisms that allow different frameworks to interoperate
together. Experts said there is a need to identify current gaps in proposed
solutions. For example, IdM solutions that involve the telecom network level
and in general lower layers have not been addressed sufficiently, they said.
The Focus Group will act as a platform for an exchange of information in order
to bring about necessary harmonisation.
standards organizations and developer forums involved in identity management
worldwide, including institutes, forums, companies, experts and individuals
regardless of whether ITU members or not are encouraged to participate.
meeting of the FG IdM is scheduled to take place at ITU Headquarters, in Geneva, from 13 to 16