Transparent Personal Data Processing: The Road Ahead

Bonatti, Piero A. and Kirrane, Sabrina ORCID: and Polleres, Axel ORCID: and Wenning, Rigo (2017) Transparent Personal Data Processing: The Road Ahead. In: Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security. SAFECOMP 2017. Springer International Publishing, Cham. pp. 337-349. ISBN 978-3-319-66284-8


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The European General Data Protection Regulation defines a set of obligations for personal data controllers and processors. Primary obligations include: obtaining explicit consent from the data subject for the processing of personal data, providing full transparency with respect to the processing, and enabling data rectification and erasure (albeit only in certain circumstances). At the core of any transparency architecture is the logging of events in relation to the processing and sharing of personal data. The logs should enable verification that data processors abide by the access and usage control policies that have been associated with the data based on the data subject's consent and the applicable regulations. In this position paper, we: (i) identify the requirements that need to be satisfied by such a transparency architecture, (ii) examine the suitability of existing logging mechanisms in light of said requirements, and (iii) present a number of open challenges and opportunities.

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Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via Supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant 731601.
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft > Polleres
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Variance from Published Version: Minor
Depositing User: Javier David Fernandez Garcia
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 11:38
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2020 18:28
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