Title: Personal data protection, certificate service providing and e-Government: a feasible equation?

Authors: Julian Valero, Daniel Sanchez Martinez

Addresses: Departamento de Derecho Administrativo, Universidad de Murcia, Spain. ' Departamento de Ingenieria de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Abstract: This paper analyses the risks of e-Government scenarios for personal data protection, from a legal point of view, especially those related to Certificate Service Providers (CSPs) and the verification of certificates| status. CSPs can be considered Trusted Third Parties (TTP) that receive certain personal information about the users of e-Government services, being necessary to establish the legal and technical mechanisms to control the processing of these data. This work analyses the implications of this mechanism for the right to personal data protection in the field of e-Government services, according to Directive 95/46/EC and the Spanish regulation in this field.

Keywords: e-government; electronic government; personal data protection; certificates service providers; certificate validation; electronic identification cards; trusted third parties; Spain; EU directives; European Union; law; privacy; security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2007.014544

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2007 Vol.6 No.1, pp.76 - 86

Published online: 15 Jul 2007 *

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