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Scalable Policy-awarE linked data arChitecture for prIvacy, trAnsparency and compLiance

Objective

The SPECIAL project will address the contradiction between Big Data innovation and privacy-aware data protection by proposing a technical solution that makes both of these goals realistic. We will develop technology that: (i) supports the acquisition of user consent at collection time and the recording of both data and metadata (consent, policies, event data, context) according to legislative and user-specified policies; (ii) caters for privacy-aware, secure workflows that include usage/access control, transparency and compliance verification; (iii) demonstrates robustness in terms of performance, scalability and security all of which are necessary to support privacy preserving innovation in Big Data environments; and (iv) provides a dashboard with feedback and control features that make privacy in Big Data comprehensible and manageable for data subjects, controllers, and processors. SPECIAL shall allow citizens and organisations to share more data, while guaranteeing data protection compliance, thus enabling both trust and the creation of valuable new insights from shared data. Our vision will be realised and validated via real world use cases that - in order to be viable - need to overcome current challenges concerning the processing and sharing of data in a privacy preserving manner. In order to realise this vision, we will combine and significantly extend big data architectures to handle Linked Data, harness them with sticky policies as well as scalable queryable encryption, and develop advanced user interaction and control features: SPECIAL will build on top of the Big Data Europe and PrimeLife Projects, exploit their results, and further advance the state of the art of privacy enhancing technologies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 672 170

Participants (9)

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 650 737,50
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Centro Regionale Information Communication Technology scrl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 449 375
Address
Viale Traiano Palazzo Ex Poste Snc
82100 Benevento
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 343 000
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNABHANGIGES LANDESZENTRUM FUR DATENSCHUTZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 361 950
Address
Holstenstrasse 98
24103 Kiel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TENFORCE BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 622 406,25
Address
Havenkant 38
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 281 250
Address
Friedrich-ebert-allee 140
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THOMSON REUTERS GROUP LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 116,11
Address
30 South Colonnade Canary Wharf The Thomson Reuters Building
E14 5EP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROXIMUS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 265 500
Address
Boulevard Du Roi Albert Ii 27
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REFINITIV LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 165 883,89
Address
The Thomson Reuters Building 30
E14 5EP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)