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Privacy and Accountability in Networks via Optimized Randomized Mix-nets

Objective

"The objective of the PANORAMIX project is the development of a multipurpose infrastructure for privacy-preserving communications based on ""mix-networks"" (mix-nets) and its integration into high-value applications that can be exploited by European businesses. Mix-nets protect not only the content of communications from third parties, but also obscure the exact identity of the senders or receivers of messages, through the use of cryptographic relays. Mix-nets are absolutely necessary for implementing strong privacy-preserving systems and protocols. This project directly aims to realize, integrate and demonstrate the use of a European infrastructure for mix-nets in the context of three diverse high-value applications that have clear, measurable, realistic, and achievable objectives. Our objectives are as follows. (Objective 1): Building a Mix-Net Infrastructure for Europe, by creating a European mix-network open-source codebase and infrastructure, (Objective 2): apply our infrastructure to private electronic voting protocols, where anonymity is necessary to guarantee ballot secrecy, and verifiability is needed for holding fair, transparent and trustworthy elections; (Objective 3): apply our infrastructure to privacy-aware cloud data-handling, in the context of privacy-friendly surveying, statistics and big data gathering protocols, where protecting the identity of the surveyed users is necessary to elicit truthful answers and incentivize participation; (Objective 4): apply our infrastructure to privacy-preserving messaging, where two or more users may communicate privately without third parties being able to track what is said or who-is-talking-to-whom. PANORAMIX facilitates a genuine collaboration between academia, civil society and industry bringing together a team of researchers from academia with a proven track record on privacy technologies and industry in domains where privacy technologies can have a very high impact."

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 513 948

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 519 862,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 392 175
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 466 112,50
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 7
11523 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAP SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 389 200
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREENHOST
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 502 950
Address
Weesperstraat 3
1018DN Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIKINGCO

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 53 127
Address
Kempische Stenweg 309/1
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 202 000
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTER FOR THE CULTIVATION OF TECHNOLOGY GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 307 250
Address
Gottschedstrasse 4
13357 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations