Whether or not a technical solution is available


#1

When personal information of a pod is retrieved from an external server, personal information can be saved as string data. Is there a solution for this?

As far as I know, if you can inquire the data, you can save the data in any form.


#2

Hi @dlghwns740 are talking about permissions? if so, you can read more about it here https://github.com/solid/web-access-control-spec, but basically you control who gets to see what.


#3

@dlghwns740 - end-to-end encryption may provide a partial solution but I believe you are correct that there is no complete technical solution - anyone that can read your data has the technical ability to store your data and there is no technical way to prevent that. The problem needs to be addressed socially : a) develop a web of trust such that users have easy ways to check on the reliability of a service provider to know whether they store data and are transparent in their usage b) decentralize the services so if you discover that Facebook stores your data, you have a thousand other social media apps that don’t c) lobby for regulation that gives users legal recourse if a service provider claims to protect privacy and then doesn’t.


#4

Showing counts or aggregated stats about who is accessing your content and when may go some way to indicating if an expected consumer of your data was no longer accessing it (or was just checking periodically for updates to ingest!)


#5

Agreed on b), c).
For a), would you suggest how to build such web of trust with affordable cost while ensure no side copies?