GDPR security and confidentiality compliance in LMS' a problem analysis and engineering proposal
Document typeConference report
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Rights accessOpen Access
We have studied the main Learning Management Systems (LMSs) to comprehend how personal data is processed and stored. We found that all the users' personal information, activity, and logs are stored unencrypted on the server filesystem and databases. A user with access to such resources may have full access to all the personal information and metainformation stored. Therefore, the LMSs are very vulnerable to information leaks in front of targeted hacker attacks due to weak GDPR compliance. In this paper, we analyze this problem from a technical and operational perspective for the open-source market leader LMS Moodle, and we propose a solution and a prototype of implementation.
CitationAmo, D. [et al.]. GDPR security and confidentiality compliance in LMS' a problem analysis and engineering proposal. A: International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality. "TEEM'19: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality: León, Spain, October 16-18, 2019". New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2019, p. 253-259.