Let the Computer Say NO! The Neglected Potential of Policy Definition Languages for Data Sovereignty

Forum Privatheit (Virtual Conference), 2020

3 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2020

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Jan Bartsch

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute AIFB

Tobias Dehling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Florian Lauf

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sven Meister

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Date Written: 12 11, 2020

Abstract

When using today's internet services and platform ecosystems, data of consumers is often harvested and shared without their consent; that is, consumers seized to be sovereigns of their own data. Due to the rapid and abundant nature of interactions in today's platform ecosystems, manual consent management is impracticable. To support development of semi-automated solutions for this problem, we investigated the use of policy definition languages as machine-readable and enforceable mechanism to re-establish data sovereignty for consumers. Based on an expert literature review, we develop a framework of the chances and challenges of leveraging policy definition languages as central building blocks for data sovereignty in platform ecosystems.

Keywords: Digital Platforms, Data Sovereignty, Policy Languages, Policy Driven Management, Platform Ecosystems

JEL Classification: L86

Suggested Citation

Bartsch, Jan and Dehling, Tobias and Lauf, Florian and Meister, Sven and Sunyaev, Ali, Let the Computer Say NO! The Neglected Potential of Policy Definition Languages for Data Sovereignty (12 11, 2020). Forum Privatheit (Virtual Conference), 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3646415 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3646415

Jan Bartsch (Contact Author)

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Tobias Dehling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

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Florian Lauf

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Sven Meister

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Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne ( email )

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