Paper Number

1707

Paper Type

CRP

Abstract

In the era of digitalization, credential verification remains a critical challenge, particularly in the context of privacy and data protection regulations like the GDPR. This paper explores the design of a GDPR-compliant blockchain-based system for credential verification, utilizing a Design Science Research (DSR) approach. We focus on the application of blockchain technology for certificate verification in hiring processes, aiming to enhance trust, transparency, and integrity while ensuring user privacy. Through interviews and requirement analysis, we identified key design requirements categorized into trust, automation, usability, and regulation. Our study contributes to the fields of identity verification and blockchain-based system design by proposing innovative solutions that align with GDPR requirements. We also present a prototype system demonstrating the practical implementation of our design principles. This research offers valuable insights and a framework for developing GDPR-compliant, blockchain-based verification systems with implications for theory and practice in digital identity management.

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Jun 14th, 12:00 AM

Designing GDPR Compliant Credential Verification using Blockchain: A Design Science Research Approach

In the era of digitalization, credential verification remains a critical challenge, particularly in the context of privacy and data protection regulations like the GDPR. This paper explores the design of a GDPR-compliant blockchain-based system for credential verification, utilizing a Design Science Research (DSR) approach. We focus on the application of blockchain technology for certificate verification in hiring processes, aiming to enhance trust, transparency, and integrity while ensuring user privacy. Through interviews and requirement analysis, we identified key design requirements categorized into trust, automation, usability, and regulation. Our study contributes to the fields of identity verification and blockchain-based system design by proposing innovative solutions that align with GDPR requirements. We also present a prototype system demonstrating the practical implementation of our design principles. This research offers valuable insights and a framework for developing GDPR-compliant, blockchain-based verification systems with implications for theory and practice in digital identity management.

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