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Is total privacy GDPR compliant? Zcash report shows how “Privacy by Design” handling of personal data gets us close.

Last week, Forbes examined the promise of privacy in P4 protocol in the article (“Zcash Out To Prove Privacy Is Key To Crypto Adoption With GDPR-Complying Use Cases” by Darryn Pollock). Pollock’s article included a link to TechGDPR’s Zcash GDPR assessment. In addition to the article in Forbes, ZCash has published its own statement, as […]

The GDPR + Blockchain: Reflecting back and looking ahead

Looking back, 2018 was a year full of important developments, both for privacy and blockchain – the two main areas of TechGDPR’s specialisation. In privacy, the GDPR went into effect, we paid careful attention as the first fines were issued, and the very first guidance on blockchain came out. In blockchain, a lot of guidance […]

The Limits of Blockchain Privacy and the GDPR

There are many reasons why people are excited about the possibilities of blockchain technology—from decentralized networks to the removal of middlemen—but the most popular reason is the appeal of privacy. The myth that blockchain is immune to privacy breaches, however, is quickly unraveling. Those who feel protected solely because they’re putting today’s most disruptive form […]

Blocks Ascending: The GDPR Checklist for Any Blockchain Project

  The rise of blockchain technology, and its accompanying data-centric enterprises, are starting to impact how technology around the world is regulated. From China cracking down on ICOs, to new data privacy laws in California, to countries attracting entire crypto-economies to their shores, the global data privacy landscape is complex and constantly in flux. Such conditions can tempt […]

What the GDPR’s ‘Privacy By Design’ Really Means for Your Business

How, exactly, can privacy be designed? Companies concerned about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may or may not have already considered the curious concept of “privacy by design and privacy by default” — but consider it, they must. While it’s hardly the most charming regulatory text ever written, it’s implications are vast, and understanding it properly […]

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 […]

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