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Towards a personal data vault society: an interplay between technological and business perspectives

by Sofie Verbrugge, Frederic Vannieuwenborg, Marlies Van der Wee, Didier Colle, Ruben Taelman, and Ruben Verborgh

The Web is evolving more and more to a small set of walled gardens where a very small number of platforms determine the way that people get access to the Web (i.e. “log in via Facebook”). As a pushback against this ongoing centralization of data and services on the Web, decentralization efforts are taking place that move data into personal data vaults. This positioning paper discusses a potential personal data vault society and the required research steps in order to get there. Emphasis is given on the needed interplay between technological and business research perspectives. The focus is on the situation of Flanders, based on a recent announcement of the Flemish government to set up a Data Utility Company. The concepts as well as the suggested path for adoption can easily be extended, however, to other situations/regions as well.

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Published in 2021 in Proceedings of the 60th FITCE Communication Days Congress for ICT Professionals.

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@inproceedings{verbrugge_fitce_2021,
  author = {Verbrugge, Sofie and Vannieuwenborg, Frederic and Van der Wee, Marlies and Colle, Didier and Taelman, Ruben and Verborgh, Ruben},
  title = {Towards a personal data vault society: an interplay between technological and business perspectives},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 60th FITCE Communication Days Congress for ICT Professionals},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  year = 2021,
  month = sep,
  isbn = {978-1-6654-0225-5},
  doi = {10.1109/FITCE53297.2021.9588540},
}

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S. Verbrugge, F. Vannieuwenborg, M. Van der Wee, D. Colle, R. Taelman, and R. Verborgh, “Towards a personal data vault society: an interplay between technological and business perspectives,” in Proceedings of the 60th FITCE Communication Days Congress for ICT Professionals, 2021.
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Sofie Verbrugge, Frederic Vannieuwenborg, Marlies Van der Wee, Didier Colle, Ruben Taelman, and Ruben Verborgh. 2021. Towards a personal data vault society: an interplay between technological and business perspectives. In Proceedings of the 60th FITCE Communication Days Congress for ICT Professionals, IEEE.
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Verbrugge, S., Vannieuwenborg, F., Van der Wee, M., Colle, D., Taelman, R., Verborgh, R.: Towards a personal data vault society: an interplay between technological and business perspectives. In: Proceedings of the 60th FITCE Communication Days Congress for ICT Professionals. IEEE (2021).
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Verbrugge, S., Vannieuwenborg, F., Van der Wee, M., Colle, D., Taelman, R., & Verborgh, R. (2021, September). Towards a personal data vault society: an interplay between technological and business perspectives. Proceedings of the 60th FITCE Communication Days Congress for ICT Professionals.
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Verbrugge, Sofie, et al. “Towards a Personal Data Vault Society: an Interplay between Technological and Business Perspectives.” Proceedings of the 60th FITCE Communication Days Congress for ICT Professionals, IEEE, 2021.

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