Privacy and Data Protection Concerns Regarding the Use of Blockchains in Smart Cities

M. Ramos, Luís Felipe and C. Silva, João Marco, "Privacy and Data Protection Concerns Regarding the Use of Blockchains in Smart Cities" 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2019), Melbourne, 2019/04/03-05.

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    Author M. Ramos, Luís Felipe
    C. Silva, João Marco
    Title Privacy and Data Protection Concerns Regarding the Use of Blockchains in Smart Cities
    Event Series International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV)
    Publication Date 2019-05
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher ACM Press
    Pages 342-347
    Title of Event 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2019)
    Date of Event 2019/04/03-05
    Place of Event Melbourne
    Language eng
    Abstract In this work we investigate which aspects of data protection regulation must be carefully observed when implementing Blockchain-based projects in smart cities. This technology provides interesting properties and allows governments to develop flexible and innovative data management systems. Nevertheless, realizing the benefits of using Blockchains requires understanding the government processes along with the legal framework and political setting imposed on government. Though it is a buzzword, Blockchain may not always be the best solution for data processing, and carrying out a Data Protection Impact Assessment could allow an analysis of the necessity and proportionality of the mechanism. Furthermore, principles relating to security of data remain applicable to Blockchains. We discuss points of interaction between Blockchain technology and the European Union data protection framework, and provide recommendations on how to better develop Blockchain-based projects in smart cities. The findings of the study should provide public sector actors with a guideline to assess the real necessity and better format of a Blockchain-based application.
    UNBIS Thesaurus E-GOVERNMENT
    Keyword privacy
    personal data
    GDPR
    Blockchain
    Smart Cities
    Copyright Holder ACM Press
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781450366441
    DOI 10.1145/3326365.3326410
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