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Global identification in the cloud: a study of cloud passport model

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posted on 2022-03-29, 01:56 authored by Yuk-Tung Tonnie Lam
In this research, we studied the idea of Cloud Passport, an initiative which uses the latest technologies to replace physical passports. Advantages and challenges of implementing a passport-less system for travel between countries were discussed. Different types of technology adoption models and research method were evaluated. A Cloud Passport adoption model was formulated as the basis for the current research. A convenient sample survey was conducted in February 2017 to Australian adult Facebook users to find out the social attitude on the proposal of Cloud Passport. Survey results showed that there was a 70% acceptance level on Cloud Passport. Social opinions on different technical components of Cloud Passport were also asked in the study. 75% of the interviewees thought that Cloud Passport would be available worldwide in the next 10 to 20 years. A textual analysis of the feedback from the survey discovered some drivers and barriers to the implementation of Cloud Passport. The observations from the surveys formed an overall view of the social opinion of a sample of Australians on the Cloud Passport initiative, which may help to contribute further study for an appropriate change management strategy for a successful roll-out of Cloud Passport in Australia.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Literature review -- 3. Research philosophy -- 4. Research methodology -- 5. Quantitative result analysis -- 6. Qualitative result analysis -- 7. Discussion of survey results -- 8. Conclusion -- References -- Appendix.


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Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes


MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Computing

Department, Centre or School

Department of Computing

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Peter Busch


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