PRoTecT - Privacy and Trust in the User-Centric Internet

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

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Pilots for the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks: how can your SME benefit? - 6th Webinar -

The four pilot projects involved in the development of the European Cybersecurity Competence Network will present their plans and upcoming tools and services for SMEs in the webinar on the 2nd of April, 10:00 AM CEST



Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019

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

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


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.