Data Protection Compliance Challenges for Self-Sovereign Identity

J. Prieto et al. (Eds.): BLOCKCHAIN 2020, AISC 1238, pp. 1–10, 2021.

9 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2020

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Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: February 11, 2020

Abstract

Various identity management solutions are emerging in different jurisdictions, with the goal of creating a unified and privacy-preserving identity management system bridging the offline with the online. Within this trend, the concept of self-sovereign identity has re-emerged. It is a concept attached to expressions of both individual autonomy and individual control (sovereignty) — an aspiration in direct relation to what block-chain is promised to bring in contemporary discourse. The paper will provide an overview of the current self-sovereign identity paradigm solutions within the technological environment that involves decentralized networks and it will trace some of the challenges it faces within the European Union especially with regards to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR).

Keywords: Self-Sovereign Identity, GDPR, Data Protection

Suggested Citation

Giannopoulou, Alexandra, Data Protection Compliance Challenges for Self-Sovereign Identity (February 11, 2020). J. Prieto et al. (Eds.): BLOCKCHAIN 2020, AISC 1238, pp. 1–10, 2021., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3671523 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3671523

Alexandra Giannopoulou (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

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