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ProtectID: new levels of security for personal information

A research project aimed at providing tools to protect web users from violations of digital identity, one of today’s most critical social phenomena.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

The Digital transformation is involving an increasing number of aspects of our existence: today the boundaries between real and virtual world are not well defined. Everyone has the possibility of experiencing several lives in parallel.
For example, thinking about the IoT paradigm, during our daily routine we generate and share a huge amount of personal data, often in an unconscious way.
From this perspective, privacy and identity management are central themes today and side effects of privacy violations can include crimes such as defamation, cyberstalking, economic damage, etc.
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Solution

ProtectID deals with these topics and provides a set of models and tools to manage threats related to a potential violation of digital identity.
The final goal is to support players involved in the personal data management, enabling them to face challenges related to the privacy of digital identities, both in the current context and in its future evolutions.
The key enabling technology is the Blockchain, which is used as a public ledger where stakeholders – i.e., data subjects on the one side and data controllers/processors on the other – can track the entire lifecycle of a digital identity, from the negotiation of a privacy policy to the erasure of all related data on request from the data subject (“right to be forgotten”).

The project is funded by the MISE PON “Enterprise and competitiveness” programme (ERDF 2014-2020)

Results

Direct control of data

High security in processing of personal information

Exposure of the minimum amount of information

Project value

Innovation
Cost cutting
Visibility

Enabling Technologies

Blockchain
Cybersecurity

Project Team

Research & Innovation