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March 27, 2018 by Christopher Keller As promised, here is the technology portion of our identity blockchain. The complete white paper can be found  here . We’re grateful for the feedback we’ve received so far and we’re looking forward to the next phases. Find  me  on twitter at  @cnkeller  and email at  ckeller@datanexus.org  and  Eddie  at  @eddie_satterly  and  esatterly@datanexus.org . The DataTrust technology stack used to implement the Trusted Identity Platform (TIP) is based both upon popular open source packages, as well as the commercial DataNexus platform. Figure 1 shows how multiple entities interact using the distributed ledger platform. Figure 1: DataTrust Platform Overview DataNexus  Platform The underlying platform is a Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) enterprise data capture and routing solution which serves as the base technology layer. While extensible to any technology, the standard open source implementation is comprised of: Ansible  and  Python  to handle m

Identity Platform Detailed Use Cases

March 21, 2018 by Christopher Keller Three weeks ago , we announced to the public our blockchain based identity platform. We appreciate the community response and have been hard at work on the formal white paper. Today, we would like to release the first half of the white paper: the detailed use cases. Stayed tuned for the second half, the technical implementation. Introduction In today's business landscape, the platform owns and monetizes the data which constructs the individual identity, making sharing or revocation of that data (right to be forgotten) disadvantageous. The European Union (EU) views data privacy as a fundamental right and has crafted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to enforce adherence. The Trusted Identity Platform allows for the creation, management, and sharing of identities using a distributed ledger overlaid on the DataNexus routing platform. This gives individuals the ability to to control and monetize who gets their identity da

Data Trust Platform and GDPR Compliance

March 20, 2018 by Christopher Keller We never set out to work at the intersection of compliance and technology; it just sort of happened that way. From developing a world first  Hadoop  solution that was both favorably HIPAA and PCI accredited, to  APRA  approval for public cloud data migration, to our to our latest efforts with our blockchain-based identity trust, we’ve been working in this space a while. So when I read the article on a nightmare data access request (you can find that article  here ), my thoughts naturally went to “hey, we can help with that”. The article points out nine high level requests that would cause compliance issues for companies without established business processes and backed by technology designed to address requests such as these.  We’ll briefly go through each high level item and see whether or not our platform can impact its fulfillment: When using an identity established in our  data trust  platform, it’s relatively straight forward to res