Creating a vocabulary for data privacy -- the first-year report of Data Privacy Vocabularies and Controls Community Group (DPVCG)

Harshvardan J. Pandit, Axel Polleres, Bert Bos, Rob Brennan, Bud Bruegger, Fajar J. Ekaputra, Javier David Fernandez Garcia, Roghaiyeh Gachpaz Hamed, Elmar Kiesling, Mark Lizar, Eva Schlehahn, Simon Steyskal, Rigo Wenning

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Managing privacy and understanding handling of personal data has turned into a fundamental right, at least within the European Union, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being enforced since May 25th 2018. This has led to tools and services that promise compliance to GDPR in terms of consent management and keeping track of personal data being processed. The information recorded within such tools, as well as that for compliance itself, needs to be interoperable to provide sufficient transparency in its usage. Additionally, interoperability is also necessary towards addressing the right to data portability under GDPR as well as creation of user-configurable and manageable privacy policies. We argue that such interoperability can be enabled through agreement over vocabularies using linked data principles. The W3C Data Privacy Vocabulary and Controls Community Group (DPVCG) was set up to jointly develop such vocabularies towards interoperability in the context of data privacy. This paper presents the resulting Data Privacy Vocabulary (DPV), along with a discussion on its potential uses, and an invitation for feedback and participation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2019)
Editors Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Place of PublicationGreece
PublisherLecture Notes in Computer Science
Pages714 - 730
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-33245-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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