Over the last decade the volume of data on people has mushroomed and, whilst the requirements on it and infrastructure for management of it have radically changed, many core issues remain perennial. However, some existing assumptions can be challenged and innovations may be applied. Two key assumptions that we seek to overturn are:
- The belief that the way to share data is to gather it and then send copies to those that require it. Database federation approaches can do away with the need to create copies, thus reducing data management costs and risks and simplifying data protection management.
- The belief that it is the duty of organisations and public authorities to ‘push’ selected data to businesses and individuals. Allowing entities to ‘pull’ data through the use of their personal information, in effect a key to access selected data as a service, opens a market for provision of services and information – provided the appropriate security measures are in place.
The process we provide is NEO Shared Hierarchies Accessing Restricted Data (SHARD). This can be configured to the data sharing requirements and comfort level of each organisation using it. Five levels have been defined to suit each organisations data sharing requirements and the wider data sharing that they fit into in terms of other organisations that they wish to connect to – and their infrastructure and data set. Simply put these can be summarised as:
- Level (I) a specified data set is extracted for transfer
- Level (II) Secure DropBox
- Level (III) Database periodically pushes sets of data
- Level (IV) Database periodically pulls data from many databases to one
- Level (V) data is not moved but links are formed between databases so that verified users have a federated view of their data set
For more information or to arrange a demonstration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0207 843 4343