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GDPR Compliance Cloud Platform for Micro Enterprises

Objective

According to the last official available 2015 data, almost 93% of all enterprises in Europe in the non-financial business sector have less than 10 employees. These micro enterprises (MEnts) are responsible for 30% and 21% of the overall employment and value added in the EU, respectively. However, when it refers to the imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’s application, MEnts are the most vulnerable due to their lack of expertise and resources to invest in their adoption. It is urgent to develop solutions that assist MEnts in smoothly adopting the GDPR, safeguarding the interests of the EU citizens on data privacy and security, avoiding the negative socioeconomic consequences entailed to breaches for MEnts, and, by extension, benefitting the European society. SMOOTH project addresses this challenge from two complementary focuses:
1) Creating awareness on the importance of being compliant with the GDPR, as many MEnts ignore their obligations in this respect, involving as partners Data Protection Authorities and associations representing EU MEnts. For the same purpose, SMOOTH will deliver a practical GDPR interactive handbook (website and mobile app) tailored specifically to MEnts.
2) Assisting MEnts to effectively adopt and comply with the GDPR. The SMOOTH cloud platform will use machine learning, text and data mining, and advance online auditing methods to automatically create a bespoke GDPR compliance report for the most critical aspects to MEnts. Likewise, SMOOTH will provide useful materials for solving those identified aspects of the GDPR that are not properly covered.
All this will positively contribute to citizens rights, while avoiding potential fines for the MEnts that may account for as much as 4% of the annual income, according to the GDPR. SMOOTH is born from technology partners and data protection authorities and will be designed and validated by actual MEnts with the aim of becoming the reference tool platform for them to adopt the GDPR.

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-SC7-2017
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 545 500

Participants (11)

AGENCIA ESPANOLA DE PROTECCION DE DATOS

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 29 216,25
Address
Calle Jorge Juan 6
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 324 750
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAVER FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 325 937,50
Address
89 Rue Reaumur
75002 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 313 176,50
Address
Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 442 500
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION IMDEA NETWORKS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 250
Address
Avenida Del Mar Mediterraneo 22
28918 Leganes (Madrid)
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 71 250
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 171 562,50
Address
Al.jerozolimskie 136
02-305 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE OFSMALL AND MEDIUM INDEPENDENT ENTERPRISES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 196 875
Address
Avenue De La Renaissance 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
DATU VALSTS INSPEKCIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 68 981,28
Address
Blaumana Iela 11/13-15
LV-1011 Riga
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LSTECH ESPANA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 290 062,22
Address
Calle Pallars 193
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)