Data and privacy
Modern tourists are looking for personally tailored offers and experiences without sharing their personal information. The use of global applications simplifies the search among multiple offers as they combine information and offers in one place, but in exchange for the use of this service, tourists need to share some personal information and thus give up a part of their privacy. With the help of databases, artificial intelligence, machine learning, global corporations process (personal) data, trade them and consolidate their position in the market. On the other hand, with the use of intermediary platforms, the tourism providers lose the direct contact with their customers and thus the possibility to learn more about their needs and wishes.
Examples of DOTI in use
- Anonymous search for customised offers, communication with tourist providers, reservations through different avatars representing different customer needs in different situations (traveling for business, with family, friends …).
- Secure personal data exchange with tourist providers (e.g. registration to loyalty programs, tourist tax registration). Each time, the data owner determines which data can be shared, with whom, for what purpose and for how long. Hence, at any time access to the data can be revoked (i.e. smart contract). All in accordance with GDPR.
- Secure storage of personal data and also of Collaboration Impact Tokens (CIT) in the built-in cold wallet.
DOTI acts as an intermediary between the tourist and the tourist provider. Therefore, the provider (legal entity) must also create its own DOTI identity. With the help of DOTI, the provider ensures a secure transfer of (personal) data to its information system in accordance with GDPR.