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Be Prepared to Assess Blockchain as Part of GDPR Compliance Efforts

Published: 30 May 2018

ID: G00352404

Analyst(s): Bart Willemsen , Nick Heudecker , Garth Landers


Despite conflicts between blockchain's immutability and GDPR's right to erasure, enterprises can start investigating deployment of blockchain while enhancing GDPR compliance. Security and risk management leaders must implement safeguards to ensure that any blockchain designs comply with GDPR.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify the Implications of the GDPR for Your Blockchain-Related Projects
  • Establish a Plan for Addressing the Conflict Between Blockchain Immutability and the Ability to Answer to Subjects' Rights
  • Utilize Permissioned Blockchains When Compliance With GDPR Is Required
  • Apply Key Management Methodologies and Other Storage Best Practices to Blockchain Initiatives

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