Enforcing Data Protection Regulations within e-Government Master Data Management Systems

Federico Piedrabuena, Laura González, Raúl Ruggia


The growing adoption of information technology by governments has led to the implementation of e-Government systems which are usually supported by middleware-based integration platforms. In particular, the increasing need of information sharing across government agencies has motivated the implementation of shared Master Data Management (MDM) Systems. On the other hand, these systems have to comply with Data Protection regulations which may hinder an extensive reuse of information in a government context. This paper addresses the issues of enforcing Data Protection (DP) regulations in e-Government MDM systems. In particular, it analyzes the requirements that DP issues pose on these systems and it proposes solutions, which leverage middleware-based capabilities and traditional MDM systems, to enforce these regulations considering different MDM architecture styles.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Piedrabuena F., González L. and Ruggia R. (2015). Enforcing Data Protection Regulations within e-Government Master Data Management Systems . In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-098-7, pages 316-321. DOI: 10.5220/0005458003160321

in Bibtex Style

author={Federico Piedrabuena and Laura González and Raúl Ruggia},
title={Enforcing Data Protection Regulations within e-Government Master Data Management Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - Enforcing Data Protection Regulations within e-Government Master Data Management Systems
SN - 978-989-758-098-7
AU - Piedrabuena F.
AU - González L.
AU - Ruggia R.
PY - 2015
SP - 316
EP - 321
DO - 10.5220/0005458003160321