EXPLORING THE ROLE OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN ENHANCING THE SECURITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF PERSONAL RECORDS IN NIGERIA
This abstract provides an overview of the research study that explores the potential of blockchain technology in enhancing the security and accessibility of personal records in Nigeria. With the increasing digitization of personal records and the growing concerns regarding data security and privacy, there is a need for innovative solutions to address these challenges. Blockchain technology, known for its decentralized and immutable nature, has emerged as a promising solution for securing and managing personal records.
The study aims to examine the current landscape of personal record management in Nigeria, identify the existing challenges, and evaluate the potential benefits of implementing blockchain technology in this domain. It will employ a mixed-methods approach, including surveys, interviews, and case studies, to gather data from relevant stakeholders such as government agencies, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and individuals.
The research will analyze the security and privacy vulnerabilities associated with the current centralized systems for personal record management, such as data breaches and unauthorized access. It will also explore the potential of blockchain technology to provide enhanced security through features such as cryptographic algorithms, decentralized storage, and consensus mechanisms. Additionally, the study will investigate how blockchain can improve data accessibility by enabling individuals to have control over their personal records and granting permissioned access to authorized entities.
Furthermore, the research will assess the feasibility of implementing blockchain technology in the Nigerian context by considering factors such as infrastructure requirements, scalability, regulatory considerations, and interoperability. It will also examine potential challenges and limitations that may arise during the implementation process.
The findings of this study are expected to contribute to the existing literature on blockchain technology and personal record management. By highlighting the benefits and challenges associated with blockchain adoption in Nigeria, the research aims to provide valuable insights to policymakers, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders. The study intends to facilitate informed decision-making regarding the potential integration of blockchain technology in the management of personal records, ultimately enhancing security, privacy, and accessibility for Nigerian citizens.