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Theme fund: NGI0 Discovery
Start: 2021-06
End: 2022-09

Privacy Infrastructure for Corteza Federations

Allow users to locate and browse their private data wherever

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Why does this actually matter to end users?

Everyone knows that once something is online, it can be hard if not impossible to take that information down again. This is especially risky when you need to share information on a document that also has particularly sensitive or even confidential data on it. Today, countless individuals, businesses and governments use and rely on cloud services to share and manage data online in a controlled space. But how much control do these users really have over their data? Ask yourself this: when you 'rent' cloud space from a provider, where and how does this organization actually store your data? How is it protected, how can you be sure that the personal information you have in there, is kept away from prying eyes? And what's more, where does this provider actually store your data, in what country and under which laws?

Instead of handing over your business critical data, you could try to do it yourself by self-hosting services or even develop your own tools. If this is too technical and time consuming, you could use a platform like Corteza to build your own records-based management solution. Built with free and open source software, Corteza allows you to build your own private or public services based on how you want to store, use and share your information (while handling any technicalities behind the scenes).

This particular project aims to add a privacy management infrastructure to Corteza, allowing users to locate and browse their private data wherever it may be across federations to manage it directly or request an organization to manage it on their behalf.

Run by Crust Technology Ltd.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Discovery Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 825322.