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.

 

Events

27/11/2018 to 28/11/2018
Cyber Investor Days

On 27th and 28th November in Berlin, Germany, ECSO is organizing in collaboration with Secunet and TeleTrusT, the Cyber Investor Days.

The most promising European cyber security start-ups and SMEs will have an opportunity to pitch their solution and meet the influential German and international investors during strategic business matchmaking sessions.

CYBER INVESTOR DAYS will be officially opened by Andreas Koenen, Director General of the Cyber and Information Security Directorate at the German Ministry of Interior, and Clemens Kabel, Investment Director at IBB Investment.

13/12/2018 to 14/12/2018
Call for Papers: Halfway Through the Digital Single Market Strategy: “Bedrock of Trust” or illusion?

Call for Papers

The Law Faculty of the University of Lille cordially invites junior and senior researchers to participate in a conference held as part of the Horizon 2020 project “TRUESSEC.eu”, on the 13th and 14th December 2018. The conference will be hosted by the Law Faculty.