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empoWering prIvacy and securiTy in non-trusteD envirOnMents

Objective

The advent of the Future Internet prompts fundamental transformations in whole ICT ecosystems, while bringing new opportunities to stakeholders in the availability and rational use of physical resources with large-scale savings in IT investments. It will also pose new security challenges especially for ensuring robust protection of privacy and integrity of personal information, which are a fundamental part of the societal acceptance of new ICT schemes, services and solutions. The consolidation of highly complex Cloud computing paradigms materializes the long-held dream of computing as an on-demand automatically managed utility, but at the same time it calls for the materialisation of technologies to enable tangible levels of trustworthiness and end-to-end security in the new ICT platforms and architectures.
While currently there are solid bases for homomorphic cryptography and secure processing of data, research in WITDOM will go further, aiming at truly efficient and practical privacy enhancing techniques and efficient signal and data processing in the encrypted domain, and develop a holistic security-by-design framework for quantitative evaluation of end-to-end security and privacy, aiming at guaranteing efficient and verifiable provision of privacy in the context of ICT services owned by third-party providers of distributed processing and storage, thereby maximizing independence from stated security and privacy commitments by respective providers. Focusing on specific added-value scenarios, we will deliver automatic and efficient privacy provisioning solutions, which will cover varying needs of privacy for data that must be handled by non-trusted third parties, providing a greater malleability by dynamic adaptation to user needs and privacy preferences.
In summary, privacy is preserved by keeping data confidential (encrypted and privacy-protected) in the un-trusted environment, while the data owner can operate with and make use of the data in the encrypted domain.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 701 500

Participants (6)

UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 538 687,50
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 589 843,75
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 416 500
Address
Pot Za Brdom 100
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 517 500
Address
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA SA*
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Plaza San Nicolas 4
48005 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)