Digital Identity

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Credits
3
Types
Elective
Requirements
This subject has not requirements

Department
MA2
Digital identity is increasingly important in our times. With our digital identity we can vote electronically, communicate safely and privately, pay taxes, sign documents...

We will explain what are the most important techniques currently and give an idea of its bases and current standards and protocols, so that a professional will knows the scientific basis of these techniques.

Teachers

Person in charge

  • Fernando Martínez Sáez ( )

Others

  • Anna Rio Doval ( )
  • Jordi Quer Bosor ( )

Weekly hours

Theory
4
Problems
0
Laboratory
0
Guided learning
0
Autonomous learning
50

Competences

Technical Competences of each Specialization

Direcció i gestió

  • CDG1 - Capability to integrate technologies, applications, services and systems of Informatics Engineering, in general and in broader and multicisciplinary contexts.

Especifics

  • CTE4 - Capability to design, develop, manage and evaluate mechanisms of certification and safety guarantee in the management and access to information in a local or distributed processing.

Generic Technical Competences

Generic

  • CG8 - Capability to apply the acquired knowledge and to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments inside broad and multidisciplinary contexts, being able to integrate this knowledge.
  • CG9 - Capacity to understand and apply ethical responsibility, law and professional deontology of the activity of the Informatics Engineering profession.

Transversal Competences

Sustainability and social compromise

  • CTR2 - Capability to know and understand the complexity of the typical economic and social phenomena of the welfare society. Capacity for being able to analyze and assess the social and environmental impact.

Reasoning

  • CTR6 - Capacity for critical, logical and mathematical reasoning. Capability to solve problems in their area of study. Capacity for abstraction: the capability to create and use models that reflect real situations. Capability to design and implement simple experiments, and analyze and interpret their results. Capacity for analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

Basic

  • CB7 - Ability to integrate knowledges and handle the complexity of making judgments based on information which, being incomplete or limited, includes considerations on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • CB9 - Possession of the learning skills that enable the students to continue studying in a way that will be mainly self-directed or autonomous.

Objectives

  1. Differentiate between Identity, Identification, Authentication, Authorization, Anonymous, Pseudonym and Privacy.
    Related competences: CTE4, CTR2, CB7, CB9,
  2. Learn about the most important applications of Digital Identity.
    Related competences: CDG1, CG8, CG9,
  3. Know some of the technologies used in this field.
    Related competences: CDG1, CTE4, CTR6,
  4. Knowing which are the most relevant standards in the field and their importance in interoperability.
    Related competences: CDG1, CTE4, CTR6, CB7,
  5. Know what legal implications these technologies can or can have.
    Related competences: CG9, CTR2, CB9,

Contents

  1. Defining Digital Identity
    Identity. Identification. Authentication. Authorization. Anonymi. Pseudonym. Privacy and Identity.
  2. Uses
    eAdministration. eHealth. eBusiness. Finances.
  3. Technology
    PKI. Biometrics. Smart Cards. RFID. Identity Directories. Databases.
  4. Interoperability Standars and Law.
    Normatives nacionals i internacionals.

Activities

Lecture

Theory
20
Problems
0
Laboratory
0
Guided learning
0
Autonomous learning
10
Objectives: 1 3 2 4 5
Contents:

Presentations

Presentation of subjects chosen by the students
Theory
7
Problems
0
Laboratory
0
Guided learning
0
Autonomous learning
24
Objectives: 1 3 2 4 5
Contents:

Demonstrate in the digital world our identity

Obtain a recognized digital identity (eg eDNI) and use it to sign a document.
Theory
0
Problems
0
Laboratory
0
Guided learning
0
Autonomous learning
16

Teaching methodology


Master classes in which the teacher will explain the different topics.
Conferences given by experts on different topics related to the subject.
Material will be provided so that the students can go deeply into the subjects of their interest.

Evaluation methodology

Participación en clase: 25%.
Presentación de un tema relacionado con la materia elegidos por los estudiantes según sus intereses: 75%

Bibliografy

Basic:

  • Handbook of Financial Cryptography and Security - Rosenberg, Burton, Chapman & Hall/CRC , 2010. ISBN: 9781420059816
  • Digital Privacy: PRIME - Privacy and Identity Management for Europe - Camensich, Jan; Leenes, Ronald; Sommer, Dieter (Eds.), Springer , 2011. ISBN: 978-3-642-19050-6