The overall cost of the project is €3.3M, with the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme co-funding €2.7M of that amount.
The DEFeND software platform will be tested in operational environments involving partners from four EU countries and in four different areas: healthcare, banks, energy and local government
Professor Haris Mouratidis, CSIUS Director and DEFeND project technical coordinator, said: “DEFeND brings together a strong team across Europe to deliver a novel software platform which supports organisational-focused privacy governance and addresses challenges faced by organisations when complying with GDPR.
“DEFeND spans over two levels – planning and operational, and across three management areas: date scope, data process and data breach.
“At planning level, the platform will support the development of models of the organisational data that capture information required for GDPR compliance such as identification of data and assets, organisational information and establishments, data transparency, lawfulness and minimisation, personal data consent and data breach information.