Identity & Privacy

Securing corporate & personal identity in cyberspace
Description: 

Secure identity and privacy technologies are key enablers for citizens to interact safely in our Digital Society and for businesses addressing Digital Transformation / Industry 4.0.  They allow to efficiently protect who and what we are, addressing -in all aspects of life involving ICT and online services- fundamental human rights and freedoms including the right to personal data protection.

Both the assurance of identity data security and advanced privacy protection create key competitive advantage for Atos and for our public and private partners, having in focus both end-user and customer concerns in this regard and the existing threats which create social alarm and hamper trust in eServices of global digital markets and ICT systems in general.

Our vision is all-encompassing and considers the role of identity and privacy in the context of the latest areas of technological innovation in close interaction with other ARI teams.

Goals: 
  • Provide, through secure identity schemes for interoperable Identity and Access Management and the protection of identity-related (in compliance with regulatory frameworks such as the GDPR or eIDAS), the basic enablers of trust and security that all stakeholders in the eServices value chains, need.
  • Focus on innovative technological trends in all areas to serve the needs of the R+I sectors offering trustworthy solutions and assets and fostering competitive advantages in an increasingly complex and distributed environment.
  • Provide advanced and customized eID privacy solutions, that can achieve for Atos customers compliance with regulatory requirements, more efficiency, competitive advantage, reduced fraud and enhanced trust and cooperation with public and private stakeholders.
Main Activities: 
  • Electronic Identity Management Technologies
  • Digital/Electronic Identity Technologies
  • Cryptography and Electronic Trust Services
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Data Protection by Design and Privacy Engineering Methodologies
  • Border Control & Biometrics
Challenges: 
  • Interoperable eID and managed IAM solutions will be key enablers of secure and seamless access to eServices (e.g. CEF eID and eIDAS).
  • eID, eIDM, trust services, advanced cryptography and privacy/security-by-design as fundamental enablers of Trust in Future Internet & Cloud.
  • Complex Identity Federation & Data Exchange Scenarios, including scenarios involving Big Data, Cloud Computing and/or IoT.
  • Simultaneously strong (multi-factor) and user-friendly authentication.
  • Identity & Privacy Assurance.
  • Auditing and Compliance.
Current Research Topics and Findings: 
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies and advanced cryptography approaches as building blocks for privacy-enhancing identity management and data management in trusted and untrusted domains, data protection provider approaches and technological facilitators for regulatory compliance.
  • Identity Management-as-a-Service (IDMaaS) & Networked Identity services composable with other services in the Cloud (identity as a commodity).
  • Efficient, integrated and smart border control solutions facilitating information sharing across large systems.
  • Privacy-by-Design (PbD) including Privacy Impact Assessment, cost & value of privacy compliance, data protection in context of Big Data applications, full identity data lifecycle management.
  • Biometrics: Crypto-biometrics, Cancellable biometrics, Mobile biometrics.

Projects

ABC4EU

Automated border control gates for Europe
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H2020

Makes border control more flexible by enhancing the workflow and harmonizing the functionalities of Automated Border Control (ABC) gates and other Border Control Processes, aligned with Smart Borders Package of the EU.

ARIES

Reliable european identity ecosystem
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H2020

Comprehensive framework and holistic approach of technologies, processes and security features for reliable e-identity ecosystem to improve identity, trust and security, with better support to law enforcement.

BigMedilytics

Big Data for Medical Analytics
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H2020

Improving healthcare in Europe through big data

CREATE-IoT

Cross fertilisation through alignment, synchronisation and exchanges for IoT
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H2020

Stimulating collaboration between IoT initiatives, foster the take up of IoT in Europe and support the development and growth of IoT ecosystems based on open technologies and platforms.

CREDENTIAL

Secure cloud identity wallet
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H2020

Innovative cloud based services for storing, managing, and sharing digital identity information and other personal data. It relies on combination of strong hardware-based multi-factor authentication with end-to-end encryption.

ESMO

eIDAS-Enabled Student MObility
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Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

ESMO project aims at promoting the interoperable use of and uptake of CEF eID in Higher Education sector, especially in Spain, Norway, and Greece, promoting the broader development of cross-border activities, with significant impact in this sector.

FENTEC

Functional ENcryption Technology
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H2020

FENTEC’s core objective is to develop new Functional Encryption (FE) as an efficient alternative to the all-or-nothing approach of traditional encryption.

LEPS

Leveraging eID in the Private Sector
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Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

Enables private sector electronic services providers to connect to the Pan-European elDAS infrastructure for cross-border electronic identification and authentication.

LIGHTest

Lightweight infrastructure for global heterogeneous trust management in support of an open ecosystem of stakeholders and trust schemes
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H2020

Global, cross-domain trust infrastructure that renders it transparent and easy for verifiers to evaluate electronic transactions and make domain-specific trust decisions.

PAPAYA

PlAtform for PrivAcY preserving data Analytics
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H2020

The PAPAYA project aims at addressing the privacy concerns when data analytics tasks are performed by untrusted third-party data processors, including obliviously on protected data (i.e. encrypted data). PAPAYA will design and develop dedicated privacy preserving data analytics modules that will enable data owners to extract valuable information from this protected data, while being cost-effective and accurate.

PRISMACLOUD

Privacy and security maintaining services in the cloud
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H2020

Enable end-to-end security for cloud users and provide tools to protect their privacy with the best technical means possible - by cryptography.

WITDOM

Empowering privacy and security in non-trusted environments
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H2020

Automatic and efficient privacy provisioning solutions, keeping data confidential in the un-trusted environment, while the data owner can operate with and make use of the data in the encrypted domain.