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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.

Coordinator

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Net EU contribution
€ 580 500,00
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Cyprus

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 580 500,00

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 256 500,00
Address
Via Ostiense 133
00154 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 256 500,00
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 270 000,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 270 000,00
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 81 000,00
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 81 000,00
SIGNALGENERIX LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 108 000,00
Address
Grigori Afxentiou 23c Mesa Geitonia
4003 Limassol

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 108 000,00
INNOVEITORS (INNOVATORS) EFARMOGES YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS AE

Participation ended

Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Address
Alimos, Antheon 1
17456 Athina
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Νότιος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 54 000,00
CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 270 000,00
LSTECH LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Sovereign Court 230 Upper Fifth Street
MK9 2HR Central Milton Keynes

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Milton Keynes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 270 000,00