How does the EU’s GDPR apply to hashed data on the blockchain?

Despite blockchain’s superior technical capacity for data privacy and security, lack of control over personal data is a major issue for the many companies subject to the EU’s new digital data privacy law—the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—which comes into effect May 2018. In May 2015, the European Commission published its Digital Single Market strategy, designed to produce a seamless commercial market across national borders to improve online access to goods and services, set a level playing field for competing … Read More

Developing Standards for Legal Technologies

As internet legal service providers continue to eat away work from trained legal professionals, many have sounded warning cries on an impending “death of the traditional legal profession.” While the erosion of market share is real, the doomsday alarms are exaggerated. The fact is that the legal profession is experiencing massive change—not death throes. New technologies that enabled internet legal service providers to carve a niche for themselves also offer trained legal professionals tools with which they can strengthen their … Read More