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Enabling Crowd-sourcing based privacy protection for smartphone applications, websites and Internet of Things deployments

Objective

Privacy Flag combines crowd sourcing, ICT technology and legal expertise to protect citizen privacy when visiting websites, using smart-phone applications, or living in a smart city. It will enable citizens to monitor and control their privacy with a user friendly solution provided as a smart phone application, a web browser add-on and a public website. It will:

1.Develop a highly scalable privacy monitoring and protection solution with:
- Crowd sourcing mechanisms to identify, monitor and assess privacy-related risks;
- Privacy monitoring agents to identify suspicious activities and applications;
- Universal Privacy Risk Area Assessment Tool and methodology tailored on European norms on personal data protection;
- Personal Data Valuation mechanism;
- Privacy enablers against traffic monitoring and finger printing;
- User friendly interface informing on the privacy risks when using an application or website.

2.Develop a global knowledge database of identified privacy risks, together with online services to support companies and other stakeholders in becoming privacy-friendly, including:
- In-depth privacy risk analytical tool and services;
- Voluntary legally binding mechanism for companies located outside Europe to align with and abide to European standards in terms of personal data protection;
- Services for companies interested in being privacy friendly;
- Labelling and certification process.

3.Collaborate with standardization bodies and actively disseminate towards the public and specialized communities, such as ICT lawyers, policy makers and academics.

11 European partners, including SMEs and a large telco operator, bring their complementary technical, legal, societal and business expertise; strong links with standardization bodies and international fora; and outcomes from over 20 related research projects. It will build a privacy defenders community and will establish a legal entity with a sound business plan to ensure longterm sustainability and growth.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION S.A. - OTE AE (ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE)
Address
Kifissias Avenue 99
15124 Maroussi - Athens
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 244 868,75

Participants (12)

MANDAT INTERNATIONAL ALIAS FONDATION POUR LA COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Champ Baron 3
1209 Geneva
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF IT LAWYERS (IAITL) FORENING

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tuborgvej 106 Vespervej 35
2900 Hellerup
Activity type
Research Organisations
H W COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 238 568,75
Address
Greaves Road Parkfield
LA1 4TZ Lancaster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VELTI ANONYMI ETAIREIA PROIONTON LOGISMIKOU & SYNAFON PRIONTON & PIRESION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 336 131
Address
Kifissias Ave 44 Building B Fl1
15235 Maroussi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DRUSTVO ZA KONSALTING, RAZVOJ I IMPLEMENTACIJU INFORMACIONIH I KOMUNIKACIONIH TEHNOLOGIJA DUNAVNET DOO NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 186 243,75
Address
Antona Cehova 1/2
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO ITALIANO PER LA PRIVACY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 546 370
Address
Piazza Di San Salvatore In Lauro 13A
00186 Roma
Activity type
Other
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 487 312,50
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 366 562,50
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 342 187,50
Address
N Kazantzaki Odos
26504 Patras
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARCHIMEDE SOLUTIONS SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du Fort-barreau 15
1201 Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 292 861,25
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 101 893,75
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments