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How Countries are Creating Blockchain Economies

Since the spring, there has been a boom in the number of countries looking to capitalize on the blockchain craze. Around the same time, the European Union issued the General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR), which would place regulations on blockchain technology. However, GDPR does not perfectly encompass blockchain. Nevertheless, these countries are advocating for blockchain […]

GDPR’s Big Issue with Big Data

Understanding how Big Data is regulated by the EU is no easy task.  Generally speaking, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is having a major impact on an array of different businesses worldwide – Or at least, those in the majority who agree that continuing business within one of the world’s largest economic […]

The Bittersweet Relationship Between Blockchain and GDPR

An adapted excerpt from Silvan Jongerius’s (CEO) talk on Blockchain and GDPR at the National Library of Latvia in Riga at Digital Era 2018 With the GDPR now in full effect, improving upon the currently bittersweet regulatory relationship between Brussels and blockchain networks is critical. Thanks to its unique structural advantages and decentralized framework, blockchain […]

Artificial Intelligence and the right to explanation under the GDPR

     Although the GDPR’s mandates for better data storage and collection practices are expected to help the overall economy, rather than stifle it, there still remain many immediate compliance risks that should especially concern companies using advanced AI to collect, store, and interpret their data. When it comes to the question of how to comply […]

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