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Making sense of solid for data governance and GDPR

Pandit, Harshvardhan J. orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-5068-3714 (2023) Making sense of solid for data governance and GDPR. Information, 14 (2). p. 114. ISSN 2078-2489

Solid is a new radical paradigm based on decentralising control of data from central organisations to individuals that seeks to empower individuals to have active control of who and how their data is being used. In order to realise this vision, the use-cases and implementations of Solid also require us to be consistent with the relevant privacy and data protection regulations such as the GDPR. However, to do so first requires a prior understanding of all actors, roles, and processes involved in a use-case, which then need to be aligned with GDPR's concepts to identify relevant obligations, and then investigate their compliance. To assist with this process, we describe Solid as a variation of `cloud technology' and adapt the existing standardised terminologies and paradigms from ISO/IEC standards. We then investigate the applicability of GDPR's requirements to Solid-based implementations, along with an exploration of how existing issues arising from GDPR enforcement also apply to Solid. Finally, we outline the path forward through specific extensions to Solid's specifications that mitigate known issues and enable the realisation of its benefits.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Additional Information:Article number: 114
Uncontrolled Keywords:personal data stores; personal information management systems; security; privacy; data protection; ISO; semantic web
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Institutes and Centres > ADAPT
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.3390/info14020114
Copyright Information:© 2023 The Author.
Funders:COST ACTION CA19134 Ditributed Knowledge Graphs (DKG), ADAPT SFI Centre Grant #13/RC/2106_P2
ID Code:28077
Deposited On:14 Feb 2023 09:23 by Harshvardhan Pandit . Last Modified 24 Feb 2023 15:51

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