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5 Steps to Managing Privacy in the Blockchain

Published: 21 August 2018

ID: G00366269

Analyst(s): Mark Horvath, Nader Henein


Blockchain and recent privacy regulations are establishing themselves. Security and risk management leaders should focus on the implications of incorporating personal information in the blockchain and learn to differentiate between potential opportunity and catastrophic liability.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate the Risk of Blockchain Usage to Privacy by Conducting an Impact Assessment
  • Design a Realistic Plan for Blockchain Adoption by Using These Five Steps to Adapting Privacy Engineering to the Blockchain
  • Define Realistic Goals for Blockchain Use Cases by Understanding the Trade-Offs and the Benefits of Different Approaches
    • Establish Practical Privacy Expectations
    • Addressing Old Challenges: A Blockchain Retrospective of the Equifax Breach
    • Avoiding New Pitfalls: To Store or Not to Store

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