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Privacy Considerations - Specifically call out GDPR #72

msporny opened this issue Oct 15, 2019 · 1 comment


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@msporny msporny commented Oct 15, 2019

@talltree wrote:

As much as I'd love to have a magic wand to avoid privacy or GDPR issues with ... DID documents...I personally believe it can't be done. It doesn't matter if we constrain the value of a serviceEndpoint property to a URL. You can stuff almost any kind of relatively short personal data in a URL if you want to.

This is an excellent point, we should have a section in the DID Document specifically about GDPR and the challenges posed by ledger-based systems and GDPR. This includes at least: PII, URLs that contain potential PII, identifiers that could be used to track in the DID Document (even when the DID itself is potentially a one-off / pairwise thing), and other things that would trigger GDPR wrt. the entity operating the ledger or writing the ledger software or using the ledger.


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@peacekeeper peacekeeper commented Oct 18, 2019

There is already quite a bit of content related to GDPR and tracking, maybe it can be improved/expanded somehow?

When talking about GDPR, the term "personal data" should be used instead of "PII".

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