Computational data protection law: trusting each other offline and online

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Lawson, A., SCHAFER, B., Scott, R., Thuemmler, C., Uthmani, O. (2012). Computational data protection law: trusting each other offline and online. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 250: Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, (), 31 - 40.

ISBN: 978-1-61499-166-3


The paper reports of a collaborative project between computer scientists, lawyers, police officers, medical professionals and social workers to develop a communication in infrastructure that allows information sharing while observing Data Protection law “by design”, through a formal representation of legal rules in a firewall type system.
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William Buchanan
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Alistair Lawson
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Omair Uthmani
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Lu Fan
Senior Research Fellow
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Christoph Thuemmler
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Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.

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    Keywords: security