It seems that Blockchain technology is becoming ubiquitous among financial and technology spaces these days. With a huge adoption curve, the new technology space is quickly finding use cases in a number of industries.
The latest addition to the Blockchain revolution is insurance, as a group of fourteen European insurance providers have partnered together with Deloitte and other firms to provide a simple system for insurers to comply with the Hamon Law, with requires insurers to provide simple transfers for clients who wish to change companies during the first year.
Data protection is paramount
The system will allow for highly secure information storage for customer data. The newest regulations from the EU, called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will take effect in 2018, and could impose massive fines on companies that aren’t particularly protective of consumer data. The Blockchain technology platform will do what other technologies cannot in data protection.
The platform specifically relies on the Proof of Process technology in order to secure user data through a shared data repository. The system will limit data release to the absolute minimum for processing transactions. With increasing need for security, Blockchain is bringing substantial change for the insurance sector.
Adam Perlow Founder and CEO of Zen Protocol, said:
“If the insurer sets some money in a smart contract, and the contract pays out based on the occurrence of an event as determined by an objective actuary/oracle, then there is no need for novel incentive schemes, the insurer simply cannot avoid the payout. In the long run, as one insurance company uses smart contracts to gain the public trust, others will be forced to follow suit.”