This document lists the various guides created by the DPVCG and the community providing guidance for the adoption and use of DPV in terms of its concepts and serialisations, or regarding the application of DPV for specific applications or domains.

The DPVCG invites contributions regarding additional guides as well as updates to existing guides.

DPV Family of Documents

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This document is published by the Data Privacy Vocabularies and Controls Community Group (DPVCG) as a deliverable and report of its work in creating and maintaining the Data Privacy Vocabulary (DPV).

Contributing to the DPV and its extensions The DPVCG welcomes participation regarding the DPV, including expansion or refinement of its terms, addressing open issues, and welcomes suggestions on their resolution or mitigation. For further information, please see the contribution section.


The [[[DPV-GUIDE-OWL2]]] provides guidance for the use of DPV as an OWL2 ontology, and explains how DPV can be easily encoded in a low-complexity profile of OWL2 called OWL2-PL.

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Sponsors

The DPVCG and DPV were initiated as part of the SPECIAL H2020 Project, which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 731601. The SPECIAL project ran over a 3-year period from 2017 to 2019.

Harshvardhan J. Pandit was funded by the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant#GOIPD/2020/790 for working within the DPVCG and contributing to the DPV. The fellowship lasted from 2020 to 2022.

Funding Acknowledgements for Contributors

The contributions of Harshvardhan J. Pandit have received funding from the ADAPT SFI Centre for Digital Media Technology is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through the SFI Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through Grant#13/RC/2106 (2018 to 2020) and Grant#13/RC/2106_P2 (2021 onwards)