The Implications of Blockchain Technology on Privacy, Regulation, and Public Policy
The goal of this research project is to understand how private, blockchain-based enterprises best engage and understand current Canadian regulation on data privacy. Policy is created at many different levels of government and it can be difficult for companies to be aware of the specific requirements needed to comply with regulation. This project will ask how do tech companies situate themselves amid provincial and federal privacy regulations? What are the best practices for handling contradictions in regulation? This project will work in collaboration with Manyone, a company researching the creation and proliferation of self-sovereign digital identities across platforms, to tackle these questions. This research project will deliver a strategic action plan for companies on how to best interact with data privacy regulation in British Columbia and an academic paper that examines the current state of data privacy policies as well as easing the communication gap between the public and private sectors.