The United Kingdom Ministry of Justice announced that blockchain technology could assist the government protect and authenticate digital evidence.
MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @BLCKCHAINDAILY
“This property of distributing trust could be genuinely transformational in situations where public trust of government might not be taken for granted,” said Alistair Davidson, a technical architecture lead at the Ministry.
One use case made by the Ministry of Justice for blockchain outlined deploying the technology to generate records for officer-worn camera footage.
“The blockchain would be readable by anyone, anywhere – but only writable by the police,” Davidson stated.
He made it clear that the ledger would not accumulate video but the blockchain would store a hash of the video’s information and metadata, as well as a catalogue of sites within the government’s filing vicinity.
While still hypothetical, this is a significant illustration of how blockchain technology could be adopted in the public sector.