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Challenges of Federating National Data Access Infrastructures

  • Margus Freudenthal
  • Jan WillemsonEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10543)

Abstract

X-Road is a secure and scalable database access middleware originally developed in Estonia in early 2000s. In 2014, a decision was taken to also deploy X-Road infrastructure within Finland, hence facilitation cross-national federation. Even though being very close both geographically and culturally, the legislation, technology and best practices used by the two nations differ. This paper discusses the nature and implications of these differences in the context of federated installation of the infrastructure.

Keywords

Secure database access Cross-national security infrastructure federation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund through Estonian Centre of Excellence in ICT Research (EXCITE) and the Estonian Research Council under Institutional Research Grant IUT27-1.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CyberneticaTartuEstonia

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