DEFeND is an international partnership that will deliver a platform to empower organisations in different sectors to assess and comply to the The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), increasing their maturity in different aspects of GDPR.
The rapid advances in information technologies have raised the need for organisations, public authorities and individuals to adapt. In response there is increased use of e-services for improved organisational efficiency, development of new public services to citizens in an effort to reduce complexity, and new ways for individuals to communicate personal information more efficiently.
DEFeND (a title devised from the phrase Data Governance for Supporting GDPR) will deliver a platform which enables building and analysing models. It will follow a Privacy-by-Design approach spanning over two levels - the planning level and the operational level - and across three management areas: Data Scope, Data Process and Data Breach.
The consortium will leverage existing software, tools and methodologies towards the implementation of the platform software components. The DEFeND platform will be tested in living labs pilots, involving partners from four European Union countries in four different areas: healthcare, banks, energy and local public administration. It will be tested in an operational environment (TRL 7) in three different scenarios across two different types, focusing on the GDPR compliance process for end-users and on the GDPR implications for external stakeholders.
Driven by the lack of appropriate products in the market, the DEFeND exploitation strategy is based on commercialisation of project results at three levels: platform-as-a-whole, fragments of the platform and partners’ individual exploitation. This strategy will enable partners to integrate the results into their existing commercial offerings, exploring and establishing new business opportunities.The exploitation strategy will focus on four areas: Sector Specific Exploitation, Networking, Exploitation Meetings and Community-building around the project. The exploitation strategy will be integrated and supported by dissemination activities throughout the project.