PerSoCloud - Personal and Social Trusted Cloud

01/01/2017 to 31/12/2019

Project Description:

With the convergence of mobile communications, sensors and online social networks technologies, we are witnessing an exponential increase in the acquisition of personal data. All these data end up in corporate servers or in the Cloud and introduce an unprecedented threat on privacy. The PerSoCloud project aims at designing and implementing a robust proof-of-concept of a full-fledged Privacy-by-Design Personal Cloud Sharing Platform, and validating it with jurists and sociologists.

The Personal Cloud is a paradigm giving users the ability to store their complete digital environment, synchronize it among various devices and share it with other users and applications under their control. Several academic works have already tackled different dimensions of the personal cloud problem and some pioneer systems are arising in the market place, usually with limited functionalities in terms of data sharing and privacy protection. The PerSoCloud project precisely tackles the sharing and privacy issue from the architectural angle, following a fully decentralized approach. We identify three major dimensions of the problem: (1) device sharing (sharing owner's data among the various devices of a same user), (2) peer-sharing (sharing personal data among identified collaborating users) and (3) community-sharing (sharing personal data among a large community of users), all this with strong privacy guarantees.

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.