BBMRI-ERIC is a distributed research infrastructure for biobanks and biomolecular resources and consists of 19 Member States and one International Organisation. BBMRI-ERIC aims to establish, operate and develop a pan-European distributed research infrastructure of biobanks and biomolecular resources in order to facilitate the access to resources as well as facilities and to support high quality biomolecular and medical research. BBMRI-ERIC operates on a non-economic basis. The activities of BBMRI-ERIC are politically neutral and guided by the following values: pan-European in scope, combined with scientific excellence, transparency, openness, responsiveness, ethical awareness, legal compliance and human values.
The Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) is an academic privacy research centre with a global focus. As an entity of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels or VUB), it uses its location in Brussels, the capital of Europe, to engage EU policymakers, data protection regulators, the private sector, and NGOs, and to produce innovative, cutting-edge research on important questions of data protection and privacy law and policy. Brussels is where key decisions are taken on data protection in the European Union, and EU rules set the standard for data protection and privacy law around the world.
The Business & Law Research Centre (Onderzoekcentrum Onderneming & Recht, OO&R) conducts high quality academic research in the field of business-oriented (private) law. The centre is a collaboration between the Faculty of Law of the Radboud University and a number of partners, consisting of renowned law firms, financial institutions and companies. The first objective is to conduct high-quality (inter)national research in the field of business oriented (private) law. In the vision of the Nijmegen law faculty, research and education are closely connected. The second objective therefore is the education of young researchers, practicing lawyers and law students in business oriented law.
European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an association of 39 civil and human rights organisations from across Europe. Our mission is to promote, protect and uphold human rights in the digital environment. We work to ensure the respect for human rights in European legislative initiatives involving digital technology, at the earliest possible stage of the decision-making processes in Europe. Advances in information and communication technologies have created new opportunities for the protection of human rights and democracy, but also new challenges and threats, particularly in the areas of surveillance and freedom of expression. Accordingly, these are among EDRi’s major strategic priorities.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international civil society non-governmental organization with more than 39,000 members in 99 countries throughout the world. EFF is dedicated to the protection of individuals’ online civil rights, privacy, and freedom of expression. EFF engages in strategic litigation in the United States, and works in a range of global policy issues to promote and protect human rights, foster innovation, and empower consumers.
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is a centre of expertise for cyber security in Europe. The Agency is actively contributing to a high level of network and information security (NIS) within the Union, since it was set up in 2004, to the development of a culture of NIS in society and in order to raise awareness of NIS, thus contributing to proper functioning of the internal market. ENISA works closely together with Members States and private sector to deliver advice and solutions. This includes, the pan-European Cyber Security Exercises, the development of National Cyber Security Strategies, CSIRTs cooperation and capacity building, but also studies on secure cloud adoption, addressing data protection issues, privacy enhancing technologies and privacy on emerging technologies, eIDs and trust services, and identifying the cyber threat landscape, and others. ENISA also supports the development and implementation of the European Union's policy and law on matters relating to NIS.
IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 1,200 active standards and more than 650 standards under development. Our standards drive the functionality, capabilities, and interoperability of a variety of products and services that transform the way people live, work, and communicate.
The research mission of iCIS is to improve the security and reliability of computer-based systems and algorithms through mathematically founded theories, methods and tools. On the one hand the applicability of the institute’s methods and tools is validated by tackling these problems, as encountered in society, industry, and other scientific disciplines. On the other hand, research problems are abstracted from concrete problems encountered in reality. Alongside its research ambitions, it is iCIS’ mission to deliver PhD graduates capable of working at the appropriate level of abstraction that allows them to keep an overview over developments, with the skills to extend knowledge boundaries, and with an analytical and critical mind-set.
PANORAMIX is an EU H2020 project on privacy innovation aimed at providing privacy via mix-networks (mix-nets). The objective of the PANORAMIX project is the development of a multipurpose infrastructure for privacy-preserving communications based on mix-nets and its integration into high-value applications that can be exploited by European businesses. The three applications targeted in the project are e-Voting, privacy preserving statistics and messaging. Mix-nets protect not only the content of communications from third parties, but also obscure the exact identity of the senders or receivers of messages, through the use of cryptographic relays. Mix-nets are absolutely necessary for implementing strong privacy-preserving systems and protocols.
The Politecnico di Torino is one of the most prestigious universities in Italy in the field of education, research and technological transfer in all sectors of architecture and engineering. Politecnico attracts students from more than 100 countries and activates about 800 collaborations per year with industries, public institutions and local organizations. The Department of Management and Production Engineering (DIGEP) at the Politecnico di Torino is the point of reference for the studies on the relationship between industrial production, innovation and economic environment, with a specific research group of legal scholars focused on law & technology.
Praemandatum is a privacy consulting firm dedicated to the widespreading of knowledge on data protection and IT security. Premandatum focuses on analysing customers‘ organisational structures and technologies and advise them how to build data protection accountability into business processes as well as customer products. For that we accompany technology development in order to integrate privacy into technology design from the very beginning. Beyond that we do seminars and workshops on how to cope with data protection risks in companies, universities and schools. Praemandatum is dedicated to put forward the protection of civil liberties, which is enshrined in our charter. At the moment Praemandatum is actively doing research projects on tools to enhance user control and transparency of data flow in the projects App-PETs and SmartPriv, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Privacy International is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in London, dedicated to defending the right to privacy around the world. Established in 1990, Privacy International undertakes research and investigations into government surveillance and data exploitation in the private sector with a focus on the technologies that enable these practices. To ensure universal respect for the right to privacy, Privacy International advocates for strong national, regional and international laws that protect privacy around the world. It has litigated or intervened in cases implicating the right to privacy in the courts of the United States, the UK, and Europe. It also strengthens the capacity of partner organisations in developing countries to identify and defend against threats to privacy.
Privacy Salon vzw is a non-profit organisation founded by Paul de Hert, Rosamunde van Brakel and Ulrich Seldeslachts in 2014. Privacy Salon vzw builds upon the wealth of experience and network of the interdisciplinary research group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the well-known Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conferences and the European Network of Security Professionals, Research and Industry (LSEC). Privacy Salon co-organises the annual conference of CPDP, as well as numerous public side events focusing on legal and societal issues posed by current and future technologies, including an annual art exhibition.
PinG is a professional academic journal specialising in privacy, data protection, and compliance. The journal provides an international forum on topics dealing with the practical implementation of corporate privacy as well as with new developments in data protection and privacy law. PinG is particularly interested in international submissions (in both English and German) that focus on issues encountered by practicing professionals but also welcomes work on the theoretical foundations of data protection and privacy. The journal is published by Erich Schmidt Verlag, one of the leading academic publishing houses in Germany. Visit us for more information and free trial issues.
Tactical Tech is a Berlin-based organisation working at the intersection of technology, human rights and civil liberties. They provide trainings, conduct research and create cultural interventions that contribute to the wider socio-political debate around digital security, privacy and the ethics of data.
The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a research institute and university in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specializes in natural sciences and engineering. It is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, and it has three main missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. EPFL is widely regarded as a world leading university. The QS World University Rankings ranks EPFL 12th in the world across all fields in their 2017/2018 ranking, whilst Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks EPFL as the world's 11th best school for Engineering and Technology.