UK WANTS TO APPLY BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY FOR DIGITAL DATA PROTECTION
The Ministry of Justice of the British Government is exploring ways to deploy Blockchain and Digital Ledger Technologies (DLTs) to ensure the security of digital data and identity information as part of its judicial reform plans to simplify processes. He plans to test DLT solutions for an inter agency exchange of evidence later in 2018.
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) of the Department of Justice of Great Britain assesses the advantages and disadvantages of private and public DLT systems, their relative safety, scalability and cost. DLTs, such as blockchain, are best known as the basic technology for cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin.
Using DLT will protect digital data. This will help to keep a chronological record of creating/accessing/ modifying digital data.
In the future, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) plans discussions on artificial intelligence, the science of data and criminology, cloud security and next-generation design.
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is the executing agency of the Ministry of Justice and is responsible for managing the courts of England and Wales.
Recently, the agency announced that it will invest 1 billion British pounds in the reform of the courts and tribunals in cooperation with senior judicial bodies and the Ministry of Justice.