New project for secure handling of Internet traffic data

14 September, 2014 - 13:44

In our digital society we need to ensure user integrity when handling Internet traffic data. A new Acreo project addresses this challenge.

The overall goal for the new project, called DISTINCT, is to contribute to a digital society where we can use Internet traffic data, to develop services and infrastructure development, in a way that does not conflict with personal integrity issues.

“Through interdisciplinary cooperation between legal and technical expertise, and by letting integrity issues permeate the project, we want to be able to provide open data and to develop methods/processes for handling personal integrity. Methods that are useful to us as well as many other stakeholders”, says Christina Lagerstedt, project leader at Acreo Swedish ICT

The aim is to develop a concept for an integrity reviewed platform, for distributed measurements of Internet traffic, as well as building a consortium with relevant partners from both industry and academia that can realize this concept into a larger project.

DISTINCT is partly funded by Vinnova who describes the project as “an exciting and important project with an impressive constellation of partners”. Project partners are Lund University, Info24 and Södertörn University.