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Privacy and Usability

Objective

With the rapid accumulation and processing of personal data by numerous organizations, it is of paramount importance to protect people from adverse uses of their data, while allowing them to enjoy the benefits the use of these data can possibly provide. This is the question of protecting citizens’ privacy, while enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their actions with privacy implications.

The PRIVACY.US innovative training network will train thirteen creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early stage researchers (ESRs) to be able to reason, design and develop innovative solutions to questions related to the protection of citizens’ privacy, considering the multidisciplinary and intersectoral aspects of the issue. ESRs will be trained to face both current and future challenges in the area of privacy and usability. PRIVACY.US offers a combination of research-related and transferable competence skills that will enhance the career perspectives of the ESRs in both the academic and non-academic sectors.

The consortium consists of five universities and five non-academic organizations. This deliberate and balanced construction will ensure that the project outcomes and impacts are maximal with respect to the call criteria and the EU policy areas regarding data security and privacy. The market potential for the generated knowledge is also a key element of this proposal. The consortium industrial partners are three SMEs, one large enterprise, and a data-protection authority.

The ESRs will receive comprehensive training and engage in intersectoral collaboration. Through this collaborative effort, the project will make a significant contribution and impact to the ESRs future careers. It will also contribute to shaping future privacy policies and practices in Europe and will significantly advance the state of the art in privacy and usability research.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64

Participants (8)

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
USECON THE USABILITY CONSULTANTS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Gaisbergstrasse 34
5310 Tiefgraben-mondsee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNABHANGIGES LANDESZENTRUM FUR DATENSCHUTZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Holstenstrasse 98
24103 Kiel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNISCON UNIVERSAL IDENTITY CONTROL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Agnes Pockels Bogen 1
80992 München
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 520 601,04
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ONESPAN SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
25 Canada Square, Level 37
E14 5LQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OG
Austria
Address
Universitätsring 12
1010 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Bavarian Data Protection Authority
Germany
Address
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach
Activity type
Other
Sentor MSS AB
Sweden
Address
Hovslagargatan 5B
11148 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Austrian Data Protection Authority
Austria
Address
Hohenstaufengasse 3
1010 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)