Blockchain and GDPR: friend or foe?
The hype around blockchain continues to grow. The precise impact of the technology is, of course, hard to predict. In the last few years, there has been much discussion by academics, legal practitioners and non-lawyers in the industry regarding the tension between blockchain and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Anne Rose, Co-Lead of the Blockchain Group at Mishcon de Reya will discuss: why there are tensions between GDPR and blockchain technologies; how blockchain may further some of GDPR's objectives and possible solutions; and steps required to help blockchain flourish and encourage the adoption of such technology.