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Towards a global security and visibility framework for Justice in Europe

Objective

With several states starting to implement ID smart cards, the eJustice project meets a clear need by helping to solve one of today's major IT security problems. The central issue is proving that the users of a system are the persons they claim to be. Tackling this problem will help improve simultaneously the security of civil society in Europe, the privacy of the citizen, and provide interoperable access to digital information.

The project will develop a seamless environment which:
- uses ID smart cards to authenticate individuals,
- links this authentication process with the electronic signature of individuals in a number of existing PKIs, already approved by various administrations,
- links a person's electronic signature with their rights to access digital data,
- links a workflow representation of a legal process with the simultaneous legal rights of the individual.

The research will focus on biometric algorithms suitable for use with smart cards, rights management with existing public key infrastructures and PKI interoperability, workflow representation of judicial processes, workflow optimisation and proof of workflow equivalence. This research is targeted at improving the efficiency of the legal process (to reduce delays and risks of procedure errors), thanks to the use by approved users of computer aided tools and industrial methods. For this, eJustice will define, develop, test, and prepare the rollout of a complete and innovative system to improve security and visibility.

Some potential users are:
- magistrates and other civil servants of national justice and home affairs administrations (criminal, civil, commercial legal services), legal auxiliaries (lawyers, notaries, experts, etc.), European crime prevention organisations,
- researchers in the fields of justice, social and political sciences, IT,
- citizens of European member states, accession and associated states.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ONE NORTHEAST
Address
Stella House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside
NE15 8NY Newcastel Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

BUNDESKANZLERAMT DER REPUBLIK OESTERREICH
Austria
Address
Ballhausplatz 2
1014 Wien
BUNDESVERFASSUNGSGERICHT
Germany
Address
Schlossbezirk 3
76131 Karlsruhe
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER KUENSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Erwin-schroedinger-strasse 57
67663 Kaiserslautern
GENERALSTAATSANWALTSCHAFT ZWEIBRUECKEN
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 7
66482 Zweibruecken
GREFFE DU TRIBUNAL DE COMMERCE DE PARIS
France
Address
1 Quai De La Corse
75181 Paris Cedex 04
INFOCAMERE - SOCIETA CONSORTILE DI INFORMATICA DELLE CAMERE DI COMMERCIO ITALIANE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Piazza Sallustio 21
00187 Roma
INSTITUT EURECOM
France
Address
2229 Route Des Cretes - Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne
MAX-PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
SAP LABS FRANCE
France
Address
805 Avenue Dr Maurice Donat Font De L'orme Sophia Antipolis
06250 Mougins
THALES SECURITY SYSTEMS SA
France
Address
18 Av Du Marechal Juin
92360 Meudon La Foret
UNISYS BELGIUM SA
Belgium
Address
Avenue Du Bourget 20
1130 Bruxelles
UNIVERSITAET DES SAARLANDES
Germany
Address

66123 Saarbruecken
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
VIISAGE TECHNOLOGY AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 160
44801 Bochum