This paper from the CMS looks at the tension between the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the quick rise of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. It specifically looks at the issues of processing of personal data, identification and obligations of data controllers in a decentralized environment and the exercise of key data subject rights.
The tension between GDPR and the rise of blockchain technologies
CIPM, CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPT
Blockchain and the GDPR: Addressing the compliance challenge
Several recently published EU and U.S. institutions' and authorities' research papers analyze the relationship between blockchain technology and the General Data Protection Regulation. Given the myriad possible uses for blockchain technology and the GDPR compliance challenges that that technology po...
IBM White Paper: Blockchain and GDPR
This report, published by IBM, highlights five areas associated with the GDPR and how blockchain applies to them: Rights of EU data subjects. Security of processing. Lawfulness and consent. Accountability of compliance. Data protection by design and by default. Click To View (PDF) ...
First elements analysis of the CNIL: Blockchain
In this paper, French data protection authority, the CNIL, offers an analysis of blockchain and solutions for using the technology to process personal information in cooperation with the GDPR. Click To View (PDF, English) Click To View (PDF, French) ...
LIBE Committee: Blockchain use must comply with GDPR
The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs determined in an opinion the use of blockchain must respect data subjects’ rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Out-Law.com reports. The committee found blockchain has the potential to be used in inno...
CNIL publishes blockchain guidance for GDPR compliance
Earlier this year, The Privacy Advisor reported on the potential clash between the EU General Data Protection Regulation and industry adoption of blockchain technology. More than six months later, the GDPR is in effect and blockchain prevalence continues to grow. (For more on some of blockchain's ba...