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.