Personal data management with the Databox: what’s inside the box?

Mortier, Richard, Zhao, Jianxin, Crowcroft, Jon, Qi Li, Liang Wang, Haddadi, Hamed, Amar, Yousef, Crabtree, Andy, Colley, James, Lodge, Tom, Brown, Anthony, McAuley, Derek and Greenhalgh, Chris (2016) Personal data management with the Databox: what’s inside the box? In: ACM CoNEXT Workshop on Cloud-Assisted Networking (CoNEXT 2016), 12 Dec 2016, Irvine, California, USA.

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We are all increasingly the subjects of data collection and processing systems that use data generated both about and by us to provide and optimise a wide range of services. Means for others to collect and process data that concerns each of us – often referred to possessively as “your data” – are only increasing with the long-heralded advent of the In- ternet of Things just the latest example. As a result, means to enable personal data management is generally recognised as a pressing societal issue.

We have previously proposed that one such means might be realised by the Databox, a collection of physical and cloud- hosted software components that provide for an individual data subject to manage, log and audit access to their data by other parties. In this paper we elaborate on this proposal, describing the software architecture we are developing, and the current status of a prototype implementation. We con- clude with a brief discussion of Databox’s limitations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Personal data management, Edge network services
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
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Depositing User: Crabtree, Andy
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:26

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