As part of a research team, David Sidi participated in a series of research talks about transparency in data flows. With his research partners and co-authors, he has presented work at the Usenix Symposium on Usable Privacy, the Americas Conference on Information Systems, and also the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference.
This projectc focused on the TD-CHAIN system that was developed to allow people access to timely information on how the data that they submit in web forms will be shared, and to the reputations of the sharing parties. In addition TD-CHAIN allows brokers to verify the integrity of data they receive, and to gain competitive advantage by building their reputations.
TD-CHAIN is implemented to run on a blockchain using smart contracts, so computations are distributed, there is an immutable record of all transactions, and there is no need for trusted third parties.
We are so impressed with his work in this area, and his team effort with faculty in Management Information Systems and beyond!