Privacy, identification and authentication

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Web Science[1]
  • Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively.[2]
  • Identity is (in the contextThe circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed. of web science) information that can be used on its own or with other information to identifyProvide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognize and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature., contact, or locate a single person, or to identifyProvide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognize and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature. an individual in contextThe circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed..[3]
  • Authentication is the act of confirming the truth of an attribute of a single piece of data claimed true by an entity. In contrastGive an account of the differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout. with identification, which refers to the act of stating or otherwise indicating a claim purportedly attesting to a person or thing's identity, authentication is the process of actually confirming that identity [4].


Do you understand this?

From the IB: Students should investigateObserve, study, or make a detailed and systematic examination, in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. sites such as TurnItIn and Creative Commons.


Standards

These standards are used from the IB Computer Science Subject Guide[5]

  • DescribeGive a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process. the interrelationship between privacy, identification and authentication.


References

  1. http://www.flaticon.com/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personally_identifiable_information
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authentication
  5. IB Diploma Programme Computer science guide (first examinations 2014). Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom: International Baccalaureate Organization. January 2012.