Archive Number: 4.412
Status of Thesis: Open
Date of start: 2019-02-04
Recently, Distributed ledger technology (DLT; e.g., Blockchain) emerged as a means to enable immutable transactions between untrustworthy parties, which are kept in a consistent state through automated, algorithm-based consensus building mechanisms, thus eliminating the need for third-party trust enforcement. At the same time, companies across industries are facing growing challenges that result from an ever-increasing number of legislations, regulations (e.g., GDPR) and certifications (e.g., ISO 27001) that they need to comply with. As a result, companies need to improve their compliance management and also find effective means to communicate compliance to its customers. DLT can be regarded as a potentially suitable technology that can help address these challenges by providing a consistent state of relevant compliance information.
The objective of this thesis (bachelor or master) is to examine DLT’s use (e.g., Blockchain) in compliance management. Writing a thesis in this context will also offers you the possibility to get in contact with a leading professional services firm, with which we are working together on this topic.
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