Digital Identities


PIs: Janaki Srinivasan
Students/other researchers at IIITB involved in project: Sarita Seshagiri, Supriya Dey
Funding agency: Caribou Digital and Omidyar Networks.
Description: The concept of identity is one of the fundamental intersections between individuals and societies as also between citizens and states. There are multiple elements to identity. No single entity controls, issues, negates, validates or determines identities.Multiplicity of identities challenges the advancement and standardization of digital services for transactions, service delivery and entitlements, as constructed and used by individuals.
Srinivasan, Janaki; Savita Bailur; Emrys Schoemaker and Sarita Seshagiri. 2018. “The Poverty of Privacy: Understanding Privacy Trade-Offs From Identity Infrastructure Users in India.” International Journal of Communication 12, 1–20.
Other outputs:
Identity Unconference at IIIT-Bangalore, July 10-11, 2018 (with IEEE and Internet Identity Workshop (IIW))

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.