Blockchain and the right to erasure

One of the design features of blockchain architecture is that transaction records cannot be changed or deleted after-the-fact.

A subsequent transaction can always annul the first transaction, but the first transaction will remain in the chain.

The GDPR recognises a right to erasure. The broad principle underpinning this right is to enable an individual to request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.

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