New Research Looks at Shifting Data Control from Organisation to Individuals

21 February 2023

ADAPT DCU Researcher Publishes New Research on Exploring Data Governance

New research by ADAPT Assistant Professor at DCU, Dr Harshvardhan J. Pandit, describes “a new radical paradigm based on decentralising control of data from central organisations to individuals” called Solid which aims to empower those individuals to have full control over their data and how it is being used.  The new research titled ‘Making Sense of Solid for Data Governance and GDPR’ explores data governance and the application of GDPR and was recently published in Information, a scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of information science and technology, data, knowledge, and communication, published monthly online by MDPI. 

The implementation of Solid requires consistent privacy and data protection regulations like GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). In the paper, Dr Pandit outlines the requirements for forming a use-case which includes understanding the roles and processes involved and aligning them with GDPR so as to identify relevant obligations and explore their compliance.

The full paper can be accessed here.

This work was made possible through funding by the ADAPT Centre and through a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) grant from COST ACTION CA19134 Distributed Knowledge Graphs (DKG) funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.