We are currently setting up a large-scale project on security and privacy of electronic identity (eID), with major academic and industry partners. The multi-year project will establish an eID infrastructure that offers secure identity protocols and brokering as well as integration of privacy-enhancing technologies, such as attribute-based credentials. From my own perspective the project follows up on my former work in Federated Identity Management , Cryptography for Privacy-enhanced Identity Management and the Smart Identity Card. Newcastle will contribute in the analysis of identity systems for security and privacy properties, new authentication languages, and usable privacy.
Project Launch: 4th quarter 2012.