Panoramix - Privacy and Accountability in Networks via Optimized Randomized Mix-nets

Date: 
01/09/2015 to 31/01/2019

Introduction

PANORAMIX is an EU H2020 project on privacy innovation aimed at providing privacy via mix-networks (mix-nets). The objective of PANORAMIX is the development of a multipurpose infrastructure for privacy-preserving communications based on mix-nets and its integration into high-value applications that can be exploited by European businesses.

The three applications targeted in the project are e-Voting, privacy-preserving statistics and messaging. Mix-nets protect not only the content of communications from third parties, but also obscure the exact identity of the senders or receivers of messages, through the use of cryptographic relays. Mix-nets are absolutely necessary for implementing strong privacy-preserving systems and protocols.

Who is the project designed for?

Stakeholders within PANORAMIX are the partners that are involved with the three use-cases in the project:

  1. GRNET - Robust and verifiable electronic voting system.
  2. SAP - Private analytics and big data collection.
  3. Greenhost/LEAP/CCT- Private messaging infrastructure.

How is your project benefitting the end-user?

The project will help people across Europe who use the Internet for private messaging, enabling them to communicate privately without third parties being able to track what is said or who is talking to whom.

It will also enable the development of e-voting, where anonymity is necessary to guarantee an organisation’s ballot or survey secrecy.

In addition, it will enable valuable anonymous big data collection, which can be used for useful real-life applications, such as real-time data-gathering to support monitoring of traffic movements in smart cities.

Please briefly describe the results your project achieved so far

The creation of a European mix network open-source codebase and infrastructure is well under way and is currently being used by the three high-value applications in the project: e-voting, statistics, and messaging.

What are the next steps for your project?

The next main steps for the project are:

  • Making the mix-net framework publicly available.
  • Further building an open source development community around the mix-net Panoramix framework.
  • Creating a possible way to make the open-source infrastructure financially sustainable via financing using an ICO and a token-based economy for supporting the mix network.

 

News

EU to strenghten its expertise in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial developmen

Europe is stepping up its protection against cybersecurity threats, and is discussing a new structure of pool of expertise which will help secure the digital single market and increase the EU’s autonomy in the area of cybersecurity.

Europe is currently working on the establishment of a top knowledge base for cybersecurity and a network of national cybersecurity coordination centres called the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres.

Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019
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The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019
02/04/2019
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e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology

BRUSSELS

2 April 2019

10am to 4pm

 

e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.