Data Storage Locations

Hello all,

One of the things we discussed in the F2F on 4th in Vienna was how to 
define territorial scope in terms of location as the GDPR is specific 
about data being stored within the EU. We agreed to look into 
country-codes (e.g. ISO) as a storage location. At the time, there was 
also a discussion about storing temporal information in case the country 
(or location) leaves the EU.

Following that, I found that the EU statistical office maintains a list 
of country codes mapped to EU membership which we can use.
These provide a way to reference EU membership (they change with every 
change in membership) and also define the extended countries aligned 
with the EU (EFTA et. al) - this is an ideal solution if a country 
joins/leaves EU
These use ISO 3166 country codes There are three types 2-letter, 
3-letter, numeric.

The only question is if there is an existing implementation we can 
reference as linked data / semantic resources? I could not find any. If 
not, we can suggest for now the use of these as storage locations.

Harshvardhan J. Pandit
PhD Researcher
ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin

Received on Sunday, 9 December 2018 20:32:20 UTC