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PREP1: A SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS TOOL FOR PREPAREDNESS

In February 2017, Trilateral will begin a new project, PREP1: a social media analysis tool for PREParedness. Trilateral will collaborate with the Global Disaster Preparedness Center, to continue their work into supporting the humanitarian community in engaging with social media for disaster preparedness and risk reduction purposes. PREP1 is a follow-on to the SMAT project completed by Trilateral in 2015. PREP1 involves the gathering of user requirements for the development of an open access social media analysis tool. This project involves identifying and validating user requirements and developing an initial design and functionality of the software. This will be accomplished by conducting (virtual) interviews and an online validation workshop with Red Cross Red Crescent actors from across the globe. The primary output of the study will be a report revealing the user requirements and an initial design of PREP1 validated by end users.  Filling this gap is crucial to supporting humanitarian organisations in their efforts to use social media for preparedness.

PREP1 is supported by Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund programme, a grant making facility supporting organisation and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. The HIF is funded by aid from the UK Government and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). Visit http://www.elrha.org for more information about Elrha’s work to improve humanitarian outcomes through research, innovation and partnership.

http://www.elrha.org/map-location/prep1-social-media-analysis-tool-preparedness/

Client: Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund

DANTE – Detecting and analysing terrorist-related online contents and financing activities

DANTE – (Detecting and analysing terrorist-related online contents and financing activities) is a 30 month project that runs from 1 September 2016 till 28 February 2019. The Dante project will follow a multi-disciplinary approach ranging from criminology and counter-terrorism to social, legal and ethical foci, incorporating on the ground law enforcement agencies in a bid to improve intelligence processes in countering terrorism. The project aims to deliver more effective, efficient, automated data mining and analytics solutions and an integrated system to detect, retrieve, collect and analyse huge amount of heterogeneous and complex multimedia and multi-language terrorist-related contents from both the Surface and the Deep Web, including Dark nets, in order to discover (by “connecting the dots”), detect, analyse, and monitor potential terrorist-related activities and people, with a special focus on online fund raising activities. Trilateral’s role in the project is to use its expertise to support the consortium in the ethical components of the project, as well as to support partners in running an ethical and privacy impact assessment (WP3).

http://www.h2020-dante.eu/

Client: European Commission, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs

INSPEC2T – Inspiring CitizeNS Participation for Enhanced Community PoliCing

INSPEC2T will develop a sustainable framework for Community Policing that effectively addresses and promotes seamless collaboration between the police and the community. TRI leads the dissemination work package and is responsible for providing bespoke advice on the privacy and data security considerations and requirements for the design and implementation of the INSPEC2T system. The main output of the project will be the development of an ICT platform that supports the use of social media in the Community Policing environment. INSPEC2T is a three-year project that started in May 2015 and has eighteen partners from eight European countries.

http://inspec2t-project.eu/en/

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency

ResiStand – Increasing disaster Resilience by establishing a sustainable process to support Standardisation of technologies and services

ResiStand is a two-year project that started in May 2016 that aims to find new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and individual Member States through standardisation. The project has 14 partners from seven countries. Trilateral leads ResiStand’s dissemination, communication and stakeholder involvement activities. This involves disseminating information on the project’s activities and findings to the different stakeholder groups through channels, including: printed materials, press releases, social media, popular press articles, and events. Additionally, Trilateral will draw upon their expertise in ethical, legal, and societal issues to assess the outputs developed during the project. The key outputs of the project include identifying the gaps in standardisation to create a prioritised roadmap for new initiatives, and the creation of a pre-standardisation process that supports the development of standards.

http://resistand.eu

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency

iTRACK – Integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions

iTRACK is a three-year project funded under the Horizon 2020 framework programme. iTRACK is co-ordinated by the University of Agder, and consists of twelve partners. Based on principles of Privacy by Design, this project will build the iTRACK system, an integrated intelligent realtime tracking and threat identification system to improve protection of responders and assets, and provide information management and logistics services as well as navigation, routing and scheduling. iTRACK will achieve this through an interdisciplinary, socio-technical approach, which will draw on the latest advances in sensor development, GIS, security and privacy, artificial intelligence, information management, risk analysis, and humanitarian logistics. Trilateral Research lead work relating to research ethics and the privacy and ethical impact assessment.

http://www.itrack-project.eu

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency (REA)

FORTRESS – Foresight Tools for Responding to cascading effects in a crisis

FORTRESS is a three year project that started in April 2014. Trilateral leads two work packages. The first, entitled ‘Reconstruction of crises and crises decision processes’, builds on Trilateral’s extensive experience in crisis management to analyse communication, strategies, networks and structures during varying past crises in order to develop a clear understanding of the cascading effects in these crises. The second, entitled ‘Dissemination’, focuses on communicating the project’s progress and results to a wide audience through an extensive range of outlets. Thirteen partners from eight countries that make up the consortium, work together to use such crisis case studies to build a modelling platform for cascading and cross-border effects in a range of crisis situations. The outcome of the project, the development of an incident tool that can be used in a cascading crisis, will allow communities to better cope with future crisis situations. The first of these tools, the scenario builder (FSB), allows users to simulate an actual crisis scenario including selecting affected infrastructures. This will then feed into the second tool (FIET) that will allow real-time decision support and, in the process, enhance communication between different crisis managers and stakeholders.

http://fortress-project.eu

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency

E-CRIME – Economic impacts of Cybercrime

E-Crime is a 36-month project looking at addressing problems linked with cybercrime, while analysing the economic impact of cybercrime and developing concrete measures to manage risks and deter cyber criminals in non-ICT sectors. E-CRIME does so by adopting an interdisciplinary and multi-level-stakeholder focused approach that fully integrates a wide range of stakeholders’ knowledge and insights into the project. The project will create a detailed taxonomy and inventory of cybercrime in non-ICT sectors and analyse cybercriminal structures and economies. E-CRIME will assess existing counter-measures. The ten project partners will develop a multi-level model to measure the economic impact of cybercrime on non ICT-sectors. E-CRIME will then integrate all its previous findings to identify and develop diverse, concrete counter-measures, combined in portfolios of inter-sector and intra-sector solutions, including enhancement for crime-proofed applications, risk management tools, policy, law enforcement interventions and best practices, and trust and confidence measures. Trilateral is the Project Co-ordinator for E-CRIME and participates in all the associated work packages.

http://ecrime-project.eu

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency.

UK Disaster Research Map

Understanding the disaster research landscape in the UK is a priority for funders and researchers. The UK Collaborative on Development Science (UKCDS) have commissioned Trilateral Research to create a UK Disaster Research Map and corresponding analytical report. Trilateral are currently managing this project and collaborate with K-Now Ltd. to build the system and corresponding visualisations. (March – May 2016)

Client: UK Collaborative on Development Science (UKCDS)

SAPIENT – Rights, Privacy and Ethics in Surveillance Technologies

The SAPIENT project focused on the state of the art of surveillance studies, emerging smart surveillance technologies, and the adequacy of the existing legal framework that relates to these technologies. It focused on developing scenarios and constructing the first Surveillance Impact Assessment (SIA) methodology and manual. The project aimed to help policy-makers, technology developers and other stakeholders to better understand how and when smart surveillance should be used and to apply criteria to assure that such systems respect the privacy of citizens. Trilateral Research Ltd. led WP4 on developing the SIA.

http://www.sapientproject.eu/

Client: Co-funded by the European Commission, DG Enterprise under Grant 261698

ETTIS – European Security Trends and Threats in Society

ETTIS is a three-year project that began in January 2012. The project focuses on identifying and assessing opportunities for enhancing societal security, improving situation awareness and informing investment options for societal security. ETTIS aims to construct a comprehensive framework which can be used in the formulation of future decisions and security policies. The project has ten partners.

http://ettis-project.eu/

Client: European Commission, DG for Research and Innovation and Research Executive Agency.

IRISS – Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies

IRISS was a three-year project (February 2012- January 2015) that analysed the spread of surveillance systems and technologies in public and private sectors from the perspective of their impact on the fabric of a democratic society. IRISS focused on the observable effects and everyday understanding of surveillance in contemporary Europe, analysed differences within and between individual societies and matched the observable effects against the situation in other parts of the world. This empirical research informed an analysis designed to explore options for increasing social, economic and institutional resilience. IRISS produced a comprehensive account of resilience options, focusing on strengthening democratic processes and public discourse about appropriate reactions towards threats against open democratic societies. The project had sixteen partners.

http://irissproject.eu/

Client: European Commission, DG for Research and Innovation and Research Executive Agency.

PRISMS – Privacy and Security Mirrors

PRISMS was a 42 month project which started in February 2012. The project analysed the traditional trade-off model between privacy and security and devise a more evidence-based perspective for reconciling privacy and security, trust and concern. It examined how technologies aimed at enhancing security are subjecting citizens to an increasing amount of surveillance and, in many cases, causing infringements of privacy and fundamental rights. It conducted both a multidisciplinary inquiry into the concepts of privacy and security and their relationships and an EU-wide survey (27,000 respondents) to determine whether people evaluate the introduction of security technologies in terms of a trade-off. As a result, the project determined the factors that affect public assessment of the security and privacy implications of a given security technology. The project used these results to devise a decision support system providing users (those who deploy and operate security systems) insight into the pros and cons, constraints and limits of specific security investments compared to alternatives taking into account a wider society context.

http://prismsproject.eu/

Client: European Commission, DG for Enterprise and Industry

Comparative review of Social Media Analysis Tools for Preparedness

Trilateral have completed a tender contract involving a review of social media analysis tools for preparedness. The research project involved a combination of desk-based and primary research in order to identify appropriate social media analysis tools to meet the requirements of those working with social media within the humanitarian sector. The project resulted in recommendations and guidance on the use of social media analysis tools for humanitarian organisations focused on preparedness work, thereby enhancing their efficiency and diminishing the challenges associated with social media analytics. The contract ran from March 2015 to June 2015.

http://preparecenter.org/resources/social-media-analysis-tools-preparedness

Client: Global Disaster Preparedness Center

Comparative Review of the First Aid App

Trilateral recently completed a tender contract for the Global Disaster Preparedness Center involving a review of the First Aid App developed under the Universal App Program. To complete this study, Trilateral collaborated with Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Utah State University (USU) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). In order to conduct the review, the study involved primary and secondary research in 10 countries across the globe. By doing so, the research team were able to provide recommendations on how the knowledge and lessons gained from the study can further strengthen and add value to the Universal App program as it relates to the rollout of the application. The project ran from September 2015 – February 2016.

http://preparecenter.org/resources/comparative-review-first-aid-app

Client: Global Disaster Preparedness Center

COSMIC – The Contribution of Social Media in Crisis Management

COSMIC was a two year project that started in April 2013. The COSMIC project will identify the most effective ways to use new information and communication technologies (ICTs) in crisis situations for the protection of ordinary citizens. It will ensure better linkages between prevention, detection, reporting and rescue in crisis situations as well as assist officials and first responders in using new ICTs and applications to be more effective and efficient during crises. COSMIC had seven partners.

Within the project Trilateral led the task relating to understanding the types of new media applications available to crisis managers. Trilateral also led the work package on stakeholder engagement, and contributed to understanding the ethical, legal and social considerations in engaging the public on social media to aid crisis management activities. Elsewhere, Trilateral contributed to case studies examining social media in a crisis as well as background research to understand the types of crises affecting Europe. The COSMIC project culminated in a set of hints and tips for crisis managers and members of the public aiming to optimise the use of social media for crisis response.

http://www.cosmic-project.eu

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency

TACTIC – Tools, methods And training for CommuniTIes and Society to better prepare for a Crisis

The Tools, methods And training for CommuniTIes and Society to better prepare for a Crisis (TACTIC) project aimed to increase preparedness to large-scale and cross-border disasters amongst communities and societies in Europe. TACTIC was a two-year project that started in May 2014 and has seven partners from five European countries. Trilateral led the ‘case study 1: terrorism in Europe’ work package examining how preparedness for terrorism is different to preparedness for other types of disaster. Additionally, Trilateral led the ‘Dissemination’ work package, which involved raising awareness of the project with key stakeholders through a wide range of communication channels. The key outputs of the project included a preparedness self-assessment enabling communities to assess how prepared they are for different types of crises (terrorism, floods, earthquakes and epidemics/pandemics) and the identification and categorisation of good practices of communication and education practices for preparedness. All of TACTIC’s outputs are presented in a web-based platform.

https://www.tacticproject.eu/

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency.

TRACE – TRafficking as A Criminal Enterprise

TRACE (Trafficking As a Criminal Enterprise) was a 24-month project that started in May 2014 and comprised nine partners from across Europe. TRACE (grant agreement no: 607669) supported stakeholders in combating and disrupting human trafficking, one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, by assessing and consolidating information surrounding the perpetrators and the wider trafficking enterprise. TRACE acknowledged that human trafficking involves a chain of criminal behaviours, activities and processes and thus consolidated up-to-date information, good practice and expert opinion and provided stakeholders with an intervention strategy based on policy recommendations for disrupting the trafficking chain. These recommendations were based on stakeholder consensus reached via interviews, expert workshops, and the final conference. Trilateral Research were the project coordinators and used their expertise in security and technology to explore the role of technology in facilitating and combatting trafficking. TRACE finished in May 2016 and received a positive review from the European Commission. Trilateral Research and all partners will continue disseminating the state-of-the-art results.

A copy of the TRACE handbook can be found here.

http://trace-project.eu

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency

PREP1: A SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS TOOL FOR PREPAREDNESS

In February 2017, Trilateral will begin a new project, PREP1: a social media analysis tool for PREParedness. Trilateral will collaborate with the Global Disaster Preparedness Center, to continue their work into supporting the humanitarian community in engaging with social media for disaster preparedness and risk reduction purposes. PREP1 is a follow-on to the SMAT project completed by Trilateral in 2015. PREP1 involves the gathering of user requirements for the development of an open access social media analysis tool. This project involves identifying and validating user requirements and developing an initial design and functionality of the software. This will be accomplished by conducting (virtual) interviews and an online validation workshop with Red Cross Red Crescent actors from across the globe. The primary output of the study will be a report revealing the user requirements and an initial design of PREP1 validated by end users.  Filling this gap is crucial to supporting humanitarian organisations in their efforts to use social media for preparedness.

PREP1 is supported by Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund programme, a grant making facility supporting organisation and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. The HIF is funded by aid from the UK Government and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). Visit http://www.elrha.org for more information about Elrha’s work to improve humanitarian outcomes through research, innovation and partnership.

http://www.elrha.org/map-location/prep1-social-media-analysis-tool-preparedness/

Client: Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund

DroneRules.eu

The DronesRules.eu project will build a comprehensive and high quality reference web portal in the EU (+ Norway and Switzerland) with the purpose of increasing awareness and facilitating understanding of the safety requirements; data protection, privacy and ethical considerations; and insurance matters for private ad professional users of RPAS in Europe. The focus of the target audience is non-commercial or recreational (e.g. hobbyists) RPAS operators. The project will also facilitate access to the European market for commercial operators intending to use RPAS in their home country or in other EU countries, and showcase the opportunities for economic and job market growth that RPAS represent for entrepreneurs and SMEs.

http://dronerules.eu/en/

Client: European Commission, COSME

CRISP – Evaluation and Certification Schemes for Security Products

CRISP is a three year project (April 2014 – March 2017) that aims to facilitate a harmonised playing field for the European security industry by developing a robust methodology for security product certification. CRISP will enhance existing security evaluation and certification schemes by offering an innovative evaluation methodology that integrates security, trust, efficiency and freedom infringement assessment dimensions. Its main output will be an EU Security Certification Manual, which will be targeted at certification and accreditation bodies and inter alia, set out their roles and responsibilities. CRISP has seven partners, from seven European countries.

http://crispproject.eu/

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency.

DEVELOP – Developing Careers through Social Networks and Transversal Competencies

The DEVELOP project will develop a personalised learning environment for career development. The environment will provide assessment of transversal social capital to highlight learning opportunities for career development. It will combine this with personalised visualisations of potential career paths to inform and guide learners towards realistic and attainable careers. Trilateral leads the data privacy and ethics work package and will conduct a comprehensive impact assessment of the DEVELOP platform, and provide recommendations to assist designers and developers of ICT to produce platforms which do not adversely impact on legal as well as social and ethical dimensions. DEVELOP is a three year project that started in February 2016.

http://www.develop-project.eu

Client: European Commission

CLARITY – Champion eGovernment appLications to increAse tRust, accountabIlity and TransparencY in public services

The CLARITY project will support European Members States take up of responsible eGovernment applications by mobilising a multidisciplinary network of stakeholders across the open government ecosystem. The project will conduct an needs assessment and gap analysis in order to understand gaps in the market and support the growth on innovative solutions for open government in Europe. Trilateral is the project coordinator and will contribute to the project through expertise in social research, data science and stakeholder engagement and dissemination activities. The key project output is the CLARITY blueprint for next steps in the take-up of eGovernment applications in Europe and the establishment of the Open Government Marketplace – a space for the advertising, case studies and testimonials surrounding the implementation of eGovernment applications.

http://clarity-csa.eu/

Client: European Commission, DG Connect

PROTEUS – Scalable online machine learning strategies for predictive analytics and real-time interactive visualization

PROTEUS will investigate and develop ready-to-use scalable online machine learning algorithms and interactive visualization techniques for real-time predictive analytics to deal with extremely large data sets and data streams. Using both the steel industry and the European Apache Flink platform as use cases, PROTEUS will contribute to the big data arena by addressing fundamental challenges around scalability and responsiveness. Trilateral will develop the benchmarks and performance metrics to evaluate the system, including gains for the steel industry use case organisation and European big data capabilities in general. PROTEUS is a three year project that started in Dec 2015.

http://www.proteus-bigdata.com/

Client: European Commission, DG Connect

ENERGIC-OD – European NEtwork for Redistributing Geospatial Information to user Communities – Open Data

ENERGIC-OD will develop Virtual Hubs for the brokerage of open geospatial data in Europe. The project will also develop a series of applications to demonstrate the utility of the VHs and the potential added value they represent. Trilateral leads the exploitation work package and will lead the development of business models and proof of concept. The project is a three year project that started in Oct 2015.

http://www.energic-od.eu/

Client: European Commission, DG Connect

RECODE – Policy Recommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe

RECODE was a two year project that started in February 2013. The RECODE project focused on formulating recommendations for open access to research data targeted at different stakeholders and policy-makers in support of the European Commission’s policies. It took account of the disciplinary and international differences in open access stakeholder ecosystems and stakeholder, institutional, funding body and governmental value chains. RECODE had eight partners.

http://recodeproject.eu/

Client: European Commission, DG Connect

BYTE – The Big Data roadmap and cross-disciplinary community for addressing societal externalities

The BYTE project aimed assist European science and industry in capturing the potential benefits of big data and addressing the potential negative impacts. The overall goal was to provide direct and indirect support to industry stakeholders to enable them to gain a greater share of the big data market by 2020. BYTE accomplished this by conducting a series of big data case studies in actual big data practices across a range of disciplinary and industrial sectors to identify problems, opportunities and good practice solutions. The project produced policy and research recommendations, and are building a big data community to continue to ensure that responsible big data practices are prioritised by industry and policy-makers. For more information about BYTE check out our video and our final report.  Trilateral was the project coordinator.

http://byte-project.eu/

Client: European Commission, DG Connect.

Comparative review of Social Media Analysis Tools for Preparedness

Trilateral have completed a tender contract involving a review of social media analysis tools for preparedness. The research project involved a combination of desk-based and primary research in order to identify appropriate social media analysis tools to meet the requirements of those working with social media within the humanitarian sector. The project resulted in recommendations and guidance on the use of social media analysis tools for humanitarian organisations focused on preparedness work, thereby enhancing their efficiency and diminishing the challenges associated with social media analytics. The contract ran from March 2015 to June 2015.

http://preparecenter.org/resources/social-media-analysis-tools-preparedness

Client: Global Disaster Preparedness Center

DANTE – Detecting and analysing terrorist-related online contents and financing activities

DANTE – (Detecting and analysing terrorist-related online contents and financing activities) is a 30 month project that runs from 1 September 2016 till 28 February 2019. The Dante project will follow a multi-disciplinary approach ranging from criminology and counter-terrorism to social, legal and ethical foci, incorporating on the ground law enforcement agencies in a bid to improve intelligence processes in countering terrorism. The project aims to deliver more effective, efficient, automated data mining and analytics solutions and an integrated system to detect, retrieve, collect and analyse huge amount of heterogeneous and complex multimedia and multi-language terrorist-related contents from both the Surface and the Deep Web, including Dark nets, in order to discover (by “connecting the dots”), detect, analyse, and monitor potential terrorist-related activities and people, with a special focus on online fund raising activities. Trilateral’s role in the project is to use its expertise to support the consortium in the ethical components of the project, as well as to support partners in running an ethical and privacy impact assessment (WP3).

http://www.h2020-dante.eu/

Client: European Commission, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs

iTRACK – Integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions

iTRACK is a three-year project funded under the Horizon 2020 framework programme. iTRACK is co-ordinated by the University of Agder, and consists of twelve partners. Based on principles of Privacy by Design, this project will build the iTRACK system, an integrated intelligent realtime tracking and threat identification system to improve protection of responders and assets, and provide information management and logistics services as well as navigation, routing and scheduling. iTRACK will achieve this through an interdisciplinary, socio-technical approach, which will draw on the latest advances in sensor development, GIS, security and privacy, artificial intelligence, information management, risk analysis, and humanitarian logistics. Trilateral Research lead work relating to research ethics and the privacy and ethical impact assessment.

http://www.itrack-project.eu

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency (REA)

SATORI – Stakeholders Acting Together On the ethical impact assessment of Research and Innovation

SATORI is a 45-month project, comprising 16 partners from 13 countries, including an intergovernmental organisation, the aim of which is to improve respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, and to make sure that they are adequately adapted to the evolution of technologies and societal concerns. The partners will develop an ethics assessment framework based on thorough analysis, commonly accepted ethical principles, participatory processes and engagement with stakeholders, including the public, in Europe and beyond. Trilateral is serving as deputy co-ordinator of the project, which began on 1 Jan 2014.

http://satoriproject.eu/

Client: European Commission, DG Research and Innovation.

ASSERT – Assessing Sercurity Research: Tools and methodologies to measure societal impact

Security research projects can have a range of effects upon the society in which are they conducted, and upon different individuals and groups. Social Impact Assessment is based on a procedural understanding of (security) technology research and development that does not distinguish between the technology on the one and the society on the other side. Rather, SIA as we understand it sets out to assess the societal dimensions of the R&D process from the beginning on and to feed back the results into the R&D process. ASSERT was a two-year project, running from 2013-2014. Starting from a synthesis of state of the art discussions on societal security, ASSERT identified best practice cases exploring and assessing societal impacts of science and technology in the security domain and beyond. The project developed a master class concept  to provide guidance and stimulate thought and reflection on the societal dimension of security and how to operationalise this concept in the development of a security research project. Trilateral developed an online toolkit to support the master class and make societal impact assessment approaches accessible and usable for researchers in security.

http://assert-project.eu/

Client: European Commission, European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 313062

PRIPARE – PReparing Industry to Privacy-by-design by supporting its Application in Research

The mission of the PRIPARE project was to facilitate the application of a privacy and security-by-design methodology to contribute to the advent of unhindered usage of Internet against disruptions, censorship and surveillance, support its practice by the ICT research community to prepare for industry practice; and to foster risk management culture through educational material targeted at a diverse group of stakeholders.

PRIPARE consisted of a consortium of eleven partners with strong links with the privacy community (data protection authorities and policy makers, privacy advocacy organisations, technology, engineering). Trilateral Research Ltd. contributed heavily to WP1 (methodology handbook) and led the dissemination work for WP6.

In December 2015, PRIPARE released the following material:

A set of documents describing the practice of privacy engineering, covering activities such as privacy risk management, requirement analysis, design strategies, maintenance and compliance.

This included:

http://pripareproject.eu

Client: European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement No. ICT-610613

PRESCIENT – Privacy and Emerging Fields of Science and Technology

PRESCIENT was a three-year project that began in January 2010. It provided an early identification of privacy and ethical issues arising from emerging technologies and their relevance for EC policy. It will contribute to the quality of research in the field of ethics, by distinguishing between privacy and data protection and analysing the ethical, legal and socio-economic conceptualisations of each. PRESCIENT had four partners.

http://www.prescient-project.eu/prescient/index.php

Client: European Commission, DG for Research and Innovation

EU Study on Privacy Seals

Trilateral Research undertook a study on privacy seal schemes in collaboration with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Intrasoft International SA. The objectives of the study were to: identify and analyse the scientific and organisational success factors for an EU privacy certification scheme; assess the scope and rules of such a scheme, the roles of the various public and private stakeholders in its development; and to assess its relationship to existing legislation and the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Study started in April 2013 and ended in July 2014.

Client: Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), Joint Research Centre, European Commission

PHAEDRA I and PHAEDRA II – Improving Practical and Helpful Cooperation Between Data Protection Authorities

PHAEDRA was a two-year project, from 2013-2015. The aim of the project was to help improve co-operation and co-ordination between data protection authorities (DPAs) and privacy commissioners around the world. Among other activities, Trilateral was involved in designing and conducting a survey of DPAs from around the world as well as developing close working relationships with these authorities. PHAEDRA II (2015-2017) builds upon the success of PHAEDRA, focusing upon cooperation between DPAs in the European Union during and after the data protection reform process. Trilateral has consulted with EU DPAs to understand their viewpoints, and has identified best practices in cooperation across areas such as enforcement, public communication and technology foresight.

PHAEDRA II is funded under the European Union Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme, Grant agreement: JUST/2013/FRAC/AG/6068

http://www.phaedra-project.eu/

Client: European Union’s Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme

Privacy and data protection issues related to the use of civil RPAS

In 2014, Trilateral Research  partnered with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) on a tender contract on the privacy, data protection and ethical issues associated with the civil use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones). The research project used scenarios of realistic civil RPAS practices to identify ethical, data protection and privacy challenges and to outline the relevant legal framework applicable to these practices. The project also consulted extensively with European Data Protection Authorities, Civil Aviation Authorities and industry and civil society representatives through a survey and a series of workshops support awareness raising and good practices for meeting the challenges associated with civil RPAS. The project will resulted in a series of policy recommendations for the integration of civil RPAS in European air space, with particular attention to the potential role that CAAs may play in addressing potential privacy and data protection implications of RPAS.

Client: Directorate General of Enterprise and Industry for the European Commission

PULSE – Platform for European Medical Support during major emergencies

PULSE was a 30-month project June 2014-October 2016. It carried out a comprehensive study of the procedures, processes and training requirements in the European Health Services (EHS) and developed decision-making tools to help emergency preparedness and response. The PULSE framework was validated by two pilot scenarios (emerging viral disease in Italy) and a mass casualty incident in Cork, Ireland. Trilateral was the Legal, Ethics, Privacy and Policy Issues Officer of the project and led the ethical impact assessment for the project.

http://www.pulse-fp7.com/

Client: European Commission, Research Executive Agency

European Catalogue of ICT Standards for Public Procurement

Delivering on a tender for the European Commission (DG Connect and DG Growth) Trilateral is working to produce the initial prototype of the European Catalogue of ICT Standards for use by public procurers. This catalogue of ICT standards is part of the Commissions attempts to reduce vendor lock-in within public procurement and promote increases in the interoperability of solutions. Initially covering the domains of cloud, transport systems, smart and efficient energy use, and eGovernment/eBusiness, this prototype will be hosted on the European JoinUp platform.

Client: DG Connect / DG Growth

Security and resilience for smart health services and infrastructures – “Smart Hospitals”

Security and resilience for smart health services and infrastructures – “Smart Hospitals”: this tender is to create an overview of activities and pilots running in the areas of smart hospitals and smart healthcare in Member States, at both the national and the European Commission levels. Activities include identifying common cyber security threats and challenges and the mitigation measures to address them, based on the study of pilot programmes across Europe. Finally, the project will produce recommendations to improve cyber security for eHealth in future deployments and policy making.

Client: European Union Agenda for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Securing Smart Airports

Securing Smart Airports: the tender examines cyber-security threats within the smart airport environment. Final outcomes will include the identification of lessons learnt, and good practices adopted, within different EU Member States, as well as issuance of a set recommendations aimed at operators and stakeholders currently engaged in the process of creating resilient and secure smart airports in Europe.

Client: European Union Agenda for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Study on certification scheme for cloud computing

Trilateral Research Ltd. undertook an analysis on certification schemes for cloud computing, focusing on benefits and challenges of such schemes, as well as possible supporting actions and next steps recommendations leading to the development of EU-wide certification schemes in the area of cloud computing. This analysis sought to provide a sound foundation on which the Commission can take the next steps for planning the development of EU-wide voluntary certification schemes in the area of cloud computing and establish a list of such schemes. For an overview of the consultation, please visit this link.

Executive summary, 2014. Final report, 2014.

Client: European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, DG connect.

Securing Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Smart City

Intelligent transport is driven by the goals of using data to make efficient use of transport resources, as well as improving the experiences of the user. As intelligent transport increasingly becomes part of emerging ‘smart cities’ across the world, important information security issues will emerge for these critical infrastructures. Trilateral has undertaken research for ENISA on securing intelligent transport in the smart city. We have developed architectural models of the transport sector in smart cities, as well as identified good practices and recommendations for security and resilience in the field of intelligent transport systems.

Client: European Union Agenda for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Threat Landscape for Smart Homes and Converged Media

‘Smart homes’ with Internet connected appliances and technologies are becoming more common. Such technologies bring with them new security and privacy issues, as well as new forms of more familiar challenges. In collaboration with the European Information Security Agency (ENISA), Trilateral researched and produced the ENISA Threat landscape for Smart Homes and Converged Media. This report (published in February 2015) examined the security environment surrounding contemporary developments in smart home technology, and it identified and clearly set out key assets, vulnerabilities, threats, and threat actors. It identified the market, technological and social factors that lead to security and privacy challenges in the smart home, and provided recommendations on the measures needed to start to address these.

https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/risk-management/evolving-threat-environment/enisa-thematic-landscapes/threat-landscape-for-smart-home-and-media-convergence

Client: European Union Agenda for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

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