Decentralizing Privacy: Data Protection Regulation in the Blockchain Era

At first glance, Blockchain technology and the GDPR seem irreconcilable. The GDPR was designed for an era where data are processed centrally. In contrast, blockchains are decentralized by their very essence. Immutability is considered to be one of Blockchain key characteristics, whereas GDPR promotes the right to be forgotten. At the same time, however, Blockchain…