With the enforcement of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, users of Web services – the ‘data subjects’ –, which are powered by the intensive usage of personal data, have seen their rights be incremented, and the same can be said about the obligations imposed on the ‘data controllers’ responsible for these services. In particular, the ‘Right of Access’, which gives users the option to obtain a copy of their personal data as well as relevant details such as the categories of personal data being processed or the purposes and duration of said processing, is putting increasing pressure on controllers as their execution often requires a manual response effort, and the wait time is negatively affecting the data subjects. In this context, the main goal of this work is the development of an API, which builds on the previously mentioned structured information, to assist controllers in the automation of replies to right of access requests. The implemented API method is then used in the implementation of a Solid application whose main goal is to assist users in exercising their right of access to data stored in Solid Pods.
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