Christian Grafenauer and Michael Kolain presented at the Datentag event on the topic of "Anonymity Assessment". The event was organized by Stiftung Datenschutz and focused on data anonymization. The presentation explained the methodology of translating the legal requirements for anonymization into a mathematical equation and derived a quantifiable model for anonymity in a legal sense. It also explored key considerations and techniques related to data anonymization, providing insights and guidance for attendees.
In the scope of the event "The role of standardization for application of technology" we had the opportunity to present our experiences and learnings from the DIN SPEC 4997 and were asked to propose strategic recommendations to the Ministry of Economics and Energy of the German Federal Government in our Presentation "Potentials for Start-Ups in the area „Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies“.
We were one of the 12 out 97 winner for the Start-Up Innovation decelerator for entrepreneurs and creators from anywhere in the world who dare to venture in a different direction. It's a self directed program for projects in all stages hosted in the Westfjords of Iceland.
Presenting Privacy by Blockchain Design and a peak preview to the contents of the DIN SPEC 4997: Privacy by Blockchain Design: A standardised model for processing personal data using blockchain technology
A Primalbase Community Meetup about the current findings of the DIN SPEC 4997 Consortia
We are currently starting our preparatory work to develop the first standard regarding this topic with the DIN (German Institute for Standardisation). In order for this standard to have a higher outreach, we would like for all stakeholders to be well represented.
In case you want to contribute to this standard as part of the DIN SPEC Workshop (consortium), please send us an email to confirm your interest, including your comments on the scope of the standard (which can be found under "more info" below. In addition, you have to register for the kickoff meeting at Sobhi.Mahmoud@din.de and attend the kickoff meeting to become a consortium member.
The DIN SPEC process should end by October 2019 latest, with a release of the standard planned by the end of this year.
A few additional notes from our side:
1) Although the business plan is in German, the standard will be written in English. If the person representing your organisation can be a German-speaker, it would be our preference. However, if not possible on your end, we would also welcome English-speakers and make sure they are included well in all the process (incl. discussions), as we value expertise over language.
2) There will be no participation fees related to this DIN SPEC project, so that you only would have to bear the costs of your own travel/accommodation for the meetings.
3) Participants to the Workshop who actively contribute and vote in favour of the final version of the DIN SPEC will be included as co-authors in the standard.
One day Seminar for Privacy by Blockchain Design, sponsored by ConsenSys and the Trustless Computing Association
Panel discussion at the 8th Speyer Forum on digital life, German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer.
Presentation at the Blockchain-Symposium, University of Freiburg
Presentation at the Blockchain Technology Conference 2018 in Berlin
Keynote Speaker at the Blockchain Technology Conference 2018 in Berlin
Presetation at E-governance & cyber security: Maximizing use of public data whilst safeguarding privacy and security at the Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg in Brüssel
Presentation of our Paper at ERCIM-Blockchain 2018: Blockchain Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities for Computer Science Research at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam
Practical Course: Blockchain technology for public sector innovation at the Technische Universität München (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar und Dian Balta)
Presentation at “Blockchain Live – 6 Einsatzszenarien für den Public Sector“ at Fraunhofer FOKUS, Business Area Digital Public Services
Presentation of our Paper at the 18. Herbstakademie der Deutschen Stiftung für Recht und Informatik, Akademie der Wissenschaften Heidelberg, Panel „Ledger Tech/Blockchain“
Advanced Practical Course: Blockchain technology for public sector innovation at the Technische Universität München (Supervisor: Dr. Marcus M. Dapp, Chair of Information Systems [Prof. Dr. Krcmar]), Summer Semester 2017
Free-space-workshop at the conference for e-democracy and open government 2016, Donau Universität Krems