Blockchain privacy and the right to be forgotten

Anwaar Ul-Haq, Oliver Burmeister, Jirsten Wahlstrom

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Abstract

Privacy in relation to blockchain needs to be understood in the wider context of privacy. It is important because it supports freedom, dignity, autonomy, justice, and democracy. Privacy is consistent with the right to be forgotten, which is a human right established when the European Court of Justice. It encompasses diverse themes including the control of data and self-determination, restricting access to self and data, privacy and data as commodities that may be traded, privacy as a social good differing from context to context. A blockchain is an example of a recently emerged technology that was shaped by, and is now shaping social contexts in which economic transactions occur. Privacy and data protection laws around the world represent a real compliance challenge for public and private distributed implementations of blockchain technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference
EditorsMatthew Warren
PublisherDeakin University
Pages36-39
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780648457015
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event8th Conference of the Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics - Deakin Downtown Campus, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 Aug 201920 Aug 2019
https://auscomputerethics.com/aice-2019/ (call for papers)
https://auscomputerethics.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/aice-proceedings-2019-final.pdf (proceedings)

Conference

Conference8th Conference of the Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics
Abbreviated titleEthics in the Cyber Age
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period19/08/1920/08/19
Internet address

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    Ul-Haq, A., Burmeister, O., & Wahlstrom, J. (2019). Blockchain privacy and the right to be forgotten. In M. Warren (Ed.), 8th Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference (pp. 36-39). Deakin University.