EU project on privacy and identity management

By EDRi · April 7, 2004

On 1 March 2004 the EU launched a new 4-year project on privacy and identity management. Its objective is the research and development of solutions to empower individuals in managing their privacy in cyberspace. The Commission contributes a budget of 10 million euro.

Following a longtime focus on privacy enhancing technologies, the Commission feels that privacy management should be built into information systems by design rather than as an afterthought. Under the new program, technical solutions should be developed to minimise disclosure of personal data and enforce end-users’ privacy preferences. The scope of digital identities is very broad, from border controls to future electronic services that might deal with sensitive data such as patient health data, employee data, and credit card data.

PRIME project