The research seeks to propose a comprehensive framework for the protection of the human right to privacy and personal data in the digital society and in particular the digital ecosystems. The framework that will be developed in this research project will derive its elements from human rights law and jurisprudence, security science, and information and technology (IT) governance.
Predicting the future of morphing the current, unified Internet into a heterogeneously networked Ecosystem of Ecosystems demands the study and design of ecosystem architectures and protocols. The objective of the research is to study data policies in the challenging intersection of resource-constrained digital environments, as well as organisational, national and European information policies and laws.
Criminal analysis in the modern digital society is becoming increasingly data intensive and widely distributed. It is common practice to seize data carriers that are believed to contain relevant evidence material. This project will contribute to the analysis of crime by using advanced computational methods and architectures, interacting closely with the evidence and media-content analysis ESR topics.
The scope of this research is to examine the security related changes that law enforcement and intelligence organizations need to consider for maintaining a good security posture in respect to citizens when a technology change occurs. In particular, this project will focus on how citizen behaviour is affected as the new application or tool gains momentum and what should be the adequate law-enforcement and intelligence response to these changes.
The scope of this research is to examine whether the claimed economic and social benefits of cloud computing can be maximised while the risk to the abuse of personal data is correspondingly minimised. One of the objectives of this study is to focus on issues of localisation of the data and related legal concept of jurisdiction. It will question claims that the time has come to adopt a more pro-active regional, national and pan-European policy regarding localisation of personal data not held on an entity’s premises.
This research critically examines the value of the development and adoption of European and possibly universal standards for the collection, onward transmission, use and long-term storage of digital evidence irrespective of whether it was “born-digital” or whether it is the digital version of an analogue source. The objective of this research is to map out progress and lacunae on international standard setting in the area of digital forensics, digital archive sciences and digital evidence by a painstaking examination of the “custody of evidence life-cycle”.