The Data for Good Platform (DFG Platform) is a citizen-centric system that facilitates confidential use of the citizen’s private data based on consent. The initial work is funded by both the Danish Industry Foundation and the Innovation Fund Denmark.
The citizen-centric DFG Platform is privacy- or security-by-design that not only comply with GDPR but also enhance the use of personal data. This is achieved by a platform that both facilitates decentralized control of personal data and orchestrate privacy-preserving use of personal data. Hereby the DFG platform is a two-sided platform serving the two primary user groups:
- Citizens (controlling the use of data)
- Analysts (requesting the use of data)
The DFG Platform ensuring that any use of data is based on consent and that the use of data follows the “privacy measures” specified and enforced by the consent. The privacy measure is a precise description of the result or output that is shared with the Analyst, which could be pseudonymised or anonymised data or statistical results. MPC is the secure infrastructure used to combine data and produce the output i.e. to meet the privacy measure. The infrastructure is governed by the not for profit Data for Good Foundation and the Computing Parties that run MPC.
The DFG Platform is also part of a larger project on developing public-private infrastructure designed for privacy-preserving data exchange. The infrastructure is designed to work with both public registers and private data sources. The public-private infrastructure will virtually link and compute on data across existing public and private data sources as oppose to creating new data silos.