Blockchain Technology on Provision of Electronic Services Provided by Public Authorities and Private Sector Entities

This project aims to identify the limits of blockchain technology in complying with GDPR and provide recommendations to address this challenge.

Date Published
9 Mar 2020
Expected Start Date
20 Feb 2020
Expected End Date
31 Dec 2022
Project Type
Project Status

The study shall be conducted based on the prior selection and subsequent analysis of specific use cases developed by the Public Administrations and Private Sector Entities of the EU Member States within the framework of the services rendered by these and that constitute the processing of citizens’ personal data. The result of the study conducted shall identify the limits that blockchain technology presents with regard to full compliance with the provisions imposed by the GDPR and a catalogue of recommendations and measures aimed at tackling the challenges arising from the interplay between technology and regulation.

UNU-EGOV and the AEPD shall participate jointly in the definition of the selection criteria for the use cases to be used in the study and which shall constitute the basis of the Assessment Framework of the study to be carried out. Once the criteria are set out, UNU-EGOV and the AEPD shall jointly select, from the candidate use cases, those that will form the basis of the study and on which UNU-EGOV shall gather and analyse data, leading to the drafting of an initial report which shall be reviewed by the AEPD before proceeding with a final draft of the document on the result of the study, comprising the purpose of the MoU.

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