We need to clear up some misconceptions about personal data before they perpetuate past the point of no return. Personal data ≠ private data. Although many people use the terms “private data” and “personal data” interchangeably, the term “private data” has no meaning at law. While “personal data” under EU law means “any information relating...Read More
In Part 3, the final part in this series, we examine the rights of individuals under the GDPR and examine how each one is supported by Sovrin and Evernym’s approach to self-sovereign identity.Read More
In Part 2 of our series on self-sovereign identity and GDPR, we first examine how the Sovrin approach to SSI advances the core data protection principles set out in Article 5 of the Regulation, and secondly, how Sovrin meets the privacy by design and default requirements of Article 25.Read More
Few topics are as popular right now as the European Union’s new data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR” or “Regulation”), perhaps with the exceptions of self-sovereign identity (“SSI”) and blockchain. Likewise, few topics are as misunderstood or oversimplified. In an attempt to dispel some of the mythology and encourage a more nuanced approach...Read More
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