Study of the perception on the Portuguese citizen card and electronic signature

Isabel Cerqueira*, Vítor J. Sá, Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães

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This article presents an analysis of the adoption the Citizen Card in Portugal based on a survey, in which 601 citizens participated. The survey focused on the knowledge of the card and of its features, as well as in the digital signature capabilities. First the survey population was informed about the concept of the Citizen Card, its applicability, and the technological mechanisms associated with their use. We extracted a set of conclusions, which may be useful to countries seeking to implement this type of technology/procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-170
Number of pages7
JournalLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume99 LNICST
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventJoint 7th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability, ICGS3 2011, and the 4th Conference on e-Democracy - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 24 Aug 201126 Aug 2011


  • Citizen card
  • Digital citizenship
  • Digital signature


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