This is a phase of applied and field research. Priority will be given to an analysis of the current state of the art, considering the present series and the evolving trends and types of techniques of identity theft known, through acquisition of relevant data by the competent law enforcement, by the reports received from consumer organisations , by official statistics, the study of surveys implemented by the project partners within their institutional activities. Next, we will discuss the difficulties:
-prevention (identification and technical control of risk, active and passive protection of personal data, user awareness and so on.)
-investigation, from a technical, legal and practical, profile also in relation to the transnational aspects of the phenomenon
-repression, in terms of concrete operative actions to identify and remove sites used for criminal purposes in this area and persecution of offenders
- practical aid to the victims of identity theft in various areas
This analysis will be useful to support the development of new investigative methods based on the Platform “Sypcit”, the identification of new prevention mechanisms, the development of awareness raising strategies of users and the creation of software tools for end-user security (APP for smartphones ).