In the rapidly advancing world of Extended Reality (XR), the SUN project is paving the way for innovative applications in rehabilitation, work safety, and aiding individuals with communicating disabilities. While the SUN project holds great promise in developing advanced technologies, it adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) principles, safeguarding user data and upholding ethical standards. Here are the key GDPR principles at the core of this XR initiative:
- Lawfulness, Fairness, and Transparency: All data processing is conducted lawfully, with transparent practices that ensure fairness to individuals whose data is collected.
- Purpose Limitation: User data is collected solely for specific, legitimate purposes—rehabilitation, workplace enhancement, and improved communication for disabled individuals—preventing any misuse or unauthorized access.
- Data Minimization: Only necessary and relevant data is collected, reducing the risk of unnecessary intrusion into users’ private lives.
- Accuracy: Steps are taken to ensure that the data collected is accurate and up-to-date, vital in providing effective personalized XR experiences.
- Storage Limitation: Data is retained for only as long as necessary, minimizing storage risks and maintaining users’ privacy.
- Integrity and Confidentiality: Robust security measures are implemented to safeguard user data from unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure.
- Accountability: The project team takes responsibility for data protection compliance, ensuring clear protocols and documentation are in place.
Our partner VUB ensures the compliance of data protection principles during data processing activities in the SUN project. By adhering to these GDPR principles, the SUN project showcases a commitment to preserving the rights and privacy of its users while unlocking the full potential of Extended Reality technologies for rehabilitation, workplaces, and people with communicating disabilities. As the future of XR unfolds, safeguarding data privacy will continue to be a cornerstone of ethical development.