PRoTecT - Privacy and Trust in the User-Centric Internet

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01/01/2017 to 31/12/2021

Project Description:

User-centric Internet systems, i.e., online systems that are based on user data and provide services to users, have become a major part of our lives and of our economy. With great utility they also brought security and privacy threats that became out of control in recent years and crystalized the attention at every level.

The goal of the project is to provide methods and tools to build more dependable user-centric Internet systems that ensure the security and privacy of users. It proposes a principled and holistic approach that considers the systems in aggregate and integrate two key components: (1) privacy: ensuring that users can control the information that is disclosed about them and how their data is handled; and (2) trust: ensuring that users can evaluate the trustworthiness of content produced by user-centric Internet systems and of the persons they interact with anonymously.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018


The Commission made a commitment to launch a pilot phase under Horizon 2020 to help bring national cybersecurity centres together into a network.

Future Events

The Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 9-13 December 2019. 

09/12/2019 to 13/12/2019

The one-day Summit on the 13th of January brings together prominent security practitioners for in-depth talks focused on techniques that can be used to successfully identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting your networks. Attendees will gain tools and methods to leverage as soon as they return to work.

The Summit will explore:

13/01/2020 to 19/01/2020