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EnhaNcing seCurity And privacy in the Social wEb: a user centered approach for the protection of minors

Objective

ENCASE will leverage the latest advances in usable security and privacy to design and implement a browser-based architecture for the protection of minors from malicious actors in online social networks. The ENCASE user-centric architecture will consist of three distinct services, which can be combined to form an effective protective net against cyberbullying and sexually abusive acts: a) a browser add-on with its corresponding scalable back-end software stack that collects the users’ online actions to unveil incidents of aggressive or distressed behavior; b) a browser add-on with its associated scalable software stack that analyses social web data to detect fraudulent and fake activity and alert the user; and c) a browser add-on that detects when a user is about to share sensitive content (e.g., photos or address information) with an inappropriate audience and warns the user or his parents of the imminent privacy threat. The third add-on has usable controls that enable users to protect their content by suggesting suitable access lists, by watermarking, and by securing the content via cryptography or steganography. The three browser add-ons and the back-end social web data analytics software stack will be assessed with user studies and piloting activities and will be released to the public. The foundation of the research and innovation activities will be a diligently planned inter-sectorial and interdisciplinary secondment program for Experienced and Early Stage Researchers that fosters knowledge exchange. The academic partners will contribute know-how on user experience assessment, large scale data processing, machine learning and data-mining algorithm design, and content confidentiality techniques. The industrial partners will primarily offer expertise in production-grade software development, access to real-world online social network data, and access to numerous end-users through widely deployed products.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 580 500

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 256 500
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGNALGENERIX LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Grigori Afxentiou 23C Mesa Geitonia
4003 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVEITORS (INNOVATORS) EFARMOGES YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS AE

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Alimos, Antheon 1
17456 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4Th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LSTECH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Sovereign Court 230 Upper Fifth Street
MK9 2HR Central Milton Keynes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)