Uncertainty about the compatibility of blockchain technology and the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) has often been highlighted as a potential obstacle to the development and widespread implementation of blockchain systems involving personal data.

To address the tensions between the blockchain technology and the GDPR, the National Commission of Information Technology and Freedoms (CNIL), the French data protection agency, has published an initial report that analyzes some fundamental issues related to the interaction between blockchain technology and GDPR requirements (the "Report"). The Report was the first orientation issued by a European data protection regulator on this topic.

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