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Confidential and Compliant Clouds

Confidential and Compliant Clouds

Objective

Confidential and Compliant Clouds (Coco Cloud) aims at allowing the cloud users to securely and privately share their data in the cloud. This will increase the trust of users in the cloud services and thus increase their widespread adoption with consequent benefits for the users and in general for digital economy.
The outsourced nature of the Cloud, and the inherent loss of control that goes along with that, means that sensitive data must be carefully controlled to ensure it is always protected (in the most appropriate way for a given situation). Protecting data (including personal information) is essential to citizens, governments and organizations across all sectors, including healthcare and banking. Furthermore, it is only by providing assurances on data protection and data usage control, that we can facilitate data sharing between individuals and organisations or between organisations to create new ventures and novel means of leveraging the data value.
We envision the control of the disseminated data based on mutually agreed data sharing agreements that are uniformly and end-to-end enforced. These agreements may reflect legal, contractual or user defined preferences, which may be conflicting and thus an appropriate balance and model for their enforcement must be found.
The project aims at creating an efficient and flexible framework for secure data management from the client to the cloud, and vice-versa. We consider in particular three dimensions to this goal:
i.\tto facilitate the writing, understanding, analysis, management, enforcement and dissolution of data sharing agreements; going from high level descriptions (close to natural language) to system enforceable data usage policies;ii.\tto consider the most appropriate enforcing mechanisms depending on the underlying infrastructure and context for enforcing data usage policies;iii.\tto address key challenges for legally compliant data sharing in the cloud. By taking a "compliance by design" approach, the project places an early emphasis on understanding and incorporating legal and regulatory requirements into the data sharing agreements.Coco Cloud will contribute to fulfil the pervasive need for data usage protection in cloud services that arises from different stakeholders, including business organizations and citizens, and overcoming the limitations of currently available technology offerings.
The project Consortium combines strong industry players and academic institutions which will deliver high quality research and development; it also includes two end-users of the technological solutions as well as a Law firm able to bring significant expertise in legal practice, also for Cloud.
The project outcome will be evaluated via three pilot products and one industrial test bed.

Coordinator

HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL

Address

Via G Di Vittorio 9
20063 Cernusco Sul Naviglio Mi

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 676 264

Administrative Contact

Claudio Caimi (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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SAP SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 478 940

GRUPO HOSPITALARIO QUIRON SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 69 441

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 358 500

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 429 230

AGENZIA PER L'ITALIA DIGITALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 47 550

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 231 840

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 381 635

BIRD & BIRD LLP

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 126 467

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 610853

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 669 616

  • EU contribution

    € 2 799 867

Coordinated by:

HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL

Italy