Data-Centric Digital Rights

Use Cases

Version 0.1
ShortURL | Playbook | Assistant | Contribute
The DCDR Framework is currently a work in progress.


A research focused on describing a taxonomy of data Use Cases on the basis of the DCDR Framework.

The Use Cases Taxonomy

The following components inform the work for the DCDR Use Cases Taxonomy:
  • DCDR Framework
  • Digital Harms
  • Digital Rights
In order to understand how the DCDR Framework can be implemented in daily technology it is fundamental to analyze the different Use Cases that a data structure will go through its lifecycle and model them through the DCDR Components.
The Use Cases Taxonomy enables the work on the UDDR's DR SDK.

Defining a Use Case

[Work in Progress]

Licensing and distribution

As all materials created by The IO Foundation, the Use Cases Taxonomy, a component of the DCDR Framework, is published under TIOF Public Licensing Model.


The Use Cases Taxonomy, as any other component of the DCDR advocacy, is subjected to improvements.

How to contribute

Anyone wishing to submit an improvement to the Use Cases Taxonomy, can do so via the Use Cases Taxonomy folder in the DCDR repository.


  • Establish a working group to research on the Use Cases Taxonomy based on the DCDR Framework and its components
  • Produce a research paper documenting the Use Cases taxonomy
  • Design a syllabus for the dissemination of the Use Cases taxonomy
  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the research results
  • Incorporate the research's results in the Universal Declaration of Digital Rights