Convenience takes a great step forward. But what about the footprints we leave?
This research forms part of the Rathenau Institute’s project on the ‘Digitalization of Public Places’, which analyses the societal impact of upcoming digital technologies in the public domain.
The concept of identity management is central to our analysis. Having described this concept, NFC technology and the players involved, we focus on two case studies involving NFC applications: those of Payter and Rabo Mobiel. We look at how technological and organizational convergence has occurred in practice; we consider the implications for users who want to manage their identities in an increasingly digitalized public space; and we ask whether government can play a role in helping users to do so.