Unleashing The Potential of Data Ecosystems: Establishing Digital Trust through Trust-Enhancing Technologies
Companies increasingly innovate data-driven business models, enabling them to create new products and services. Emerging data ecosystems provide these companies access to complementary data, offering them additional potential. This, however remains untapped, as a lack of digital trust prevents companies from sharing data within these ecosystems. By using trust-enhancing technologies, companies can establish trust; this can be explained through the theoretical lens of system trust. Using a design research approach helped us to unlock the knowledge of 21 experts and identify five technologies with the potential to solve the trust challenge: self-sovereign identities, differential privacy, fully homomorphic encryption, trusted execution environments and secure multiparty computation. We integrated these technologies into the data sharing process in data ecosystems and elaborated on their limitations and maturity. Ultimately, we derived two principles that allow for adapting our results to future technological developments: complementarity and customization.
Schäfer, Fabian; Rosen, Jeremy; Zimmermann, Christian; and Wortmann, Felix, "Unleashing The Potential of Data Ecosystems: Establishing Digital Trust through Trust-Enhancing Technologies" (2023). ECIS 2023 Research Papers. 325.