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Preserving Digital Privacy in e-Participation Environments: Towards GDPR Compliance

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Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, University of the Aegean, 83200 Samos, Greece
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Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, 18532 Piraeus, Greece
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Information 2020, 11(2), 117; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11020117
Received: 19 November 2019 / Revised: 17 February 2020 / Accepted: 18 February 2020 / Published: 20 February 2020
The application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679/EC, the Regulation for the protection of personal data, is a challenge and must be seen as an opportunity for the redesign of the systems that are being used for the processing of personal data. An unexplored area where systems are being used to collect and process personal data are the e-Participation environment. The latest generations of such environments refer to sociotechnical systems based on the exploitation of the increasing use of Social Media, by using them as valuable tools, able to provide answers and decision support in public policy formulation. This work explores the privacy requirements that GDPR imposes in such environments, contributing to the identification of challenges that e-Participation approaches have to deal with, with regard to privacy protection. View Full-Text
Keywords: general data protection regulation; e-Participation; crowdsourcing methods; privacy requirements; privacy enhancing technologies general data protection regulation; e-Participation; crowdsourcing methods; privacy requirements; privacy enhancing technologies
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Diamantopoulou, V.; Androutsopoulou, A.; Gritzalis, S.; Charalabidis, Y. Preserving Digital Privacy in e-Participation Environments: Towards GDPR Compliance. Information 2020, 11, 117.

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