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Privacy goals for the data lifecycle.

Henriksen-Bulmer, Jane; Yucel, Cagatay; Faily, Shamal; Chalkias, Ioannis


Jane Henriksen-Bulmer

Cagatay Yucel

Shamal Faily

Ioannis Chalkias


The introduction of Data Protection by Default and Design (DPbDD) brought in as part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, has necessitated that businesses review how best to incorporate privacy into their processes in a transparent manner, so as to build trust and improve decisions around privacy best practice. To address this issue, this paper presents a 7-stage data lifecycle, supported by nine privacy goals that together, will help practitioners manage data holdings throughout data lifecycle. The resulting data lifecycle (7-DL) was created as part of the Ideal-Cities project, a Horizon-2020 Smart-city initiative, that seeks to facilitate data re-use and/or repurposed. We evaluate 7-DL through peer review and an exemplar worked example that applies the data lifecycle to a real-time life logging fire incident scenario, one of the Ideal-Cities use cases to demonstrate the applicability of the framework.


HENRIKSEN-BULMER, J., YUCEL, C., FAILY, S. and CHALKIAS, I. 2022. Privacy goals for the data lifecycle. Future internet [online], 14(11), article number 315. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 29, 2022
Online Publication Date Oct 31, 2022
Publication Date Nov 30, 2022
Deposit Date Nov 8, 2022
Publicly Available Date Nov 8, 2022
Journal Future Internet
Electronic ISSN 1999-5903
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 11
Article Number 315
Keywords Privacy; Privacy goals; Data governance; Privacy by design; Cyber; Data lifecycle; GDPR; Decision making; Smart city; Circular economy
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