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Secure Data Processing in the Cloud

Objective

Secure cloud computing is key for business success and end-user adoption of federated and decentralized cloud services and thus essential to stimulate the growth of the European Digital Single Market. RestAssured will provide solutions to specific technical concerns of data protection in the cloud (such as geo-location restrictions on personal data), which are imposed by the dynamic, multi-stakeholder and decentralized nature of federated cloud systems. These concerns mean that privacy and security by design approaches will no longer be sufficient, due to uncertainty at design time of how the cloud and privacy requirements may dynamically evolve and change at run time. To this end, RestAssured provides novel mechanisms and cloud architectures for the runtime detection, prediction and prevention of data protection violations.

RestAssured will assure the protection of sensitive business and citizen data in the cloud by combining four pillars of innovation: (1) combination of fully homomorphic encryption to process data without decryption with cloud enablement of SGX hardware for protected data processing, (2) sticky policies for decentralized data lifecy-cle management, (3) models@runtime for data protection assurance, and (4) automated risk management for run-time data protection. The applicability and usefulness of the RestAssured solutions will be demonstrated through three use cases driven by project partners and involving other stakeholders from outside the consortium; High Performance Computing for commercial enterprises; Pay As You Drive usage based insurance; and self-directed Social care for vulnerable adults and social care providers. The main impact of RestAssured will be to enable the free and seamless movement of data within the EU, whilst assuring conformance to data protection regulations, such as the EU Data Protection Directive and its successor the General Data Protection Regulation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Israel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 296 500

Participants (6)

ADAPTANT SOLUTIONS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 080 000
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 36
82041 Deisenhofen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 736 852
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OXFORD COMPUTER CONSULTANTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 610 020
Address
Hythe Bridge Street 23-38
OX1 2ET Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES SERVICES SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 249 496
Address
Rue Grange Dame Rose 20-22
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 647 687
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 375 742
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)