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Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing

Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing

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Identity in theAge oCloud Computing:
Thenext-generationInternetsimpactonbusiness,governanceandsocialinteraction
J.D. Lasica
Rapporteur Communications and Society Program
Charles M. FirestoneExecutive DirectorWashington, DC2009
 
1722CSP/09-BK
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TheAspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NWSuite 700Washington, DC 20036Published in the United States of America in 2009by The Aspen InstituteAll rights reservedPrinted in the United States of AmericaISBN: 0-89843-505-609-009Charles M. Firestone
Executive Director 
Patricia K. Kelly 
Assistant Director 
 
Contents
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OREWORD
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Charles M. Firestone 
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I
DENTITY IN THE
A
GE OF
C
LOUD
C
OMPUTING
,
J.D. Lasica 
Introduction.................................................................................................1Why the Cloud Matters ...............................................................................3
Information technology’s steady evolution...............................................
4
Early stages of the march toward the cloud.............................................
9
Factors driving the cloud forward..........................................................
11
Public vs. private clouds.........................................................................
13Identity Meets the Cloud...........................................................................15
Toward an open identity network..........................................................
17
The dynamic nature of identity and privacy.........................................
22
Self-identification vs. the power of the crowd........................................
24New Concepts of Money ...........................................................................27
New measurements of value....................................................................
28
Metrics around attention and reputation..............................................
30Implications for Commerce ......................................................................32
Twelve features of the cloud economy....................................................
34
Clouds will move from closed to open ...................................................
50
Cautions about the move to the cloud...................................................
52Implications for Government and Governing .........................................54
Security, privacy and civil liberties ........................................................
56
Striking the right balance.......................................................................
59Implications for Personal Well-being........................................................61
Weighing risks vs. benefits .....................................................................
62
Personalization: Context is everything ..................................................
66
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