22 May 2023 - 1 min read

Leveraging ODRL for Compliance as Code – A Comprehensive Framework

In today's fast-paced technological landscape, organizations are facing a growing number of regulations, including data privacy and security regulations, they need to comply with. Compliance with these regulations is of primary concern and fundamental to avoiding legal penalties, enhancing reputation, and preserving business opportunities.



To address these challenges, Compliance as Code has emerged as a powerful approach to automate compliance checks and validation. By incorporating compliance requirements directly into the codebase, organizations can ensure that their systems are always up-to-date and fully in line with the latest regulations. This approach not only saves time and resources but also reduces the risk of compliance violations.


However, one essential component of Compliance as Code is the use of a clear and concise model language for compliance. Without standardized language for defining compliance policies, it can be difficult to ensure that all stakeholders have a common understanding of the requirements.


This is why the Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) is so interesting. ODRL is an open-source language that offers a comprehensive framework for defining policies for data control and usage. It enables the automation of compliance checks and validation, allowing organizations to save time and resources while reducing the risk of compliance violations. Its flexibility and adaptability make it a valuable tool for Compliance as Code.


gaia-x-tech-x-frederic-bellaicheAt the Gaia-X Tech-X Conference in Bilbao on May 3, 2023, Frédéric Bellaiche, PhD & Vice President Technology & Research at Dawex, addressed the importance of ODRL in creating a secure and trustworthy for secure and trustworthy data exchange for data exchange. As an active contributor to Gaia-X and leading the Gaia-X Data Exchange Services Working Group, Dawex sets the path of Trusted Data Transactions. Dawex solutions enable organizations to distribute or share data products with trust in any business case in order to create data ecosystems based on data exchange platforms, data marketplaces or data hubs that meet regulatory requirements and address traceability and security challenges.


leveraging-odrl-for-compliance-as-codeDawex is eagerly engaged in the Gaia-X collaborative works, which are set to structure and define the principles around data exchanges and align data spaces through its Trust Framework. As the dynamic landscape of data exchange continues to evolve, it is clear that the adoption of Compliance as Code and the use of standard model language such as ODRL will play an essential role in building a more secure and trustworthy data economy.


Dive into Dawex Compliance as Code presentation by Frédéric Bellaiche to further understand the comprehensive framework offered by ODRL and how Compliance as Code is a powerful approach to automate compliance checks and validation.  



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