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Design of a Forgetting Blockchain: A Possible Way to Accomplish GDPR Compatibility

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Item Summary Farshid, Simon Reitz, Andreas Roßbach, Peter 2019-01-03T00:56:34Z 2019-01-03T00:56:34Z 2019-01-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.description.abstract Practitioners as well as academics expect that blockchain technology is a game changer for a variety of use cases. This is because of its feature of transaction immutability enabled by keeping a history of all transactions. Nevertheless, this strength can become its biggest weakness. There already exists a lively discussion on scenarios where it is necessary to delete submitted data from the chain after it is no longer needed. This becomes even more crucial with the introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this paper we make use of a design science research (DSR) approach to design an IT artifact in form of a prototype that maintains most of the key features of blockchain technology but deletes old data. We evaluate the prototype with help of experts to investigate what to expect from blockchains that delete data and derive principles on how to design them.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Blockchain Engineering
dc.subject Software Technology
dc.subject blockchain, distributed ledger, gdpr
dc.title Design of a Forgetting Blockchain: A Possible Way to Accomplish GDPR Compatibility
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.850
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