Dom has studied Computer Science at Royal Holloway since 2016. In 2017 he worked on research with Holloway’s System Security Research Lab. Since then has worked as a backend developer for the comp sci department. Dom is know for his strange software side projects, year as president of the rhul computing society and interest in a certain esoteric programming language.
Project: Database Log Files Privacy Assessment and Provenance Generation. Digital technologies touch every aspect of modern life. These technologies collect, retain and process information regarding entities that also includes humans. The fundamental construct for retention of information is databases. For reliability and (recently) security purposes databases employ robust logging mechanisms. In this project, we look into logging mechanism of four Database Offerings:
- Select 2 SQL and 2 NoSQL database systems
- Generate test data that is the same in all 4 database systems
- Get log files from all 4 databases
- Analyse these log files for privacy-related data and their implications in the context of the GDPR
- Write a script to translate all 4 log files into one intermediate language, which can then be converted into data provenance