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NGI_Trust supports the development of a human-centric Internet by developing a stronger European ecosystem of researchers, innovators and technology developers in the field of privacy and trust enhancing technologies.   The NGI_Trust project put out its second call for proposals in October 2019 in order to support its objectives in terms of supporting developments in the field of privacy and trust enhancing technology, improving user trust and acceptance of emerging technologies and fostering the exploitation and commercialisation of trust and privacy projects.  As part of this call, NGI_Trust funded (18) projects which will develop their proposals over the next nine to twelve months.  The projects funded in the second call broadly support the following ideas: Impact of AI, Human-Centric Internet, Stronger Tools and Effective Identity.

Impact of AI

The Impact of AI is being seen in the daily lives of all of us, with growing concerns about the security and privacy of the Internet of Things. NGI_Trust has funded 6 projects in this area in call 2 looking at issues such as bias and fairness in AI, data stored by and used by cars, IOT sensors, machine learning, IOT certification and more.  For more information see these projects: AMNESIA, COSCA, FAIR-AI, IZI, SePrice and TRUSTRULES.

Human-Centric Internet

Putting humans back at the centre of our technology is a core goal for NGI_Trust, and call 2 is funding 5 projects with a focus on the Human-Centric Internet. These projects will focus on mapping human-trust to technical solutions, support for marginalised and disabled users, designing privacy in UX design and security of sensitive data. For more information see these projects: BitofTrust, DECTS, LegiCrowd, PRIMAL and TrustedUX.

Stronger Tools

Many of the tools we use in our daily lives are now critical to how we live and work, but often have security and design flaws that are overlooked for usability reasons.  In Call 2, NGI_Trust has funded 3 projects to focus on building Stronger Tools, including use of cryptography in modern collaboration tools, the use of quantum-cryptography, and improved tooling for supporting digital rights.  For more information see these projects: Cryptpad, MQ2M, and SID:SO&C.

Effective Identity

Our interactions online often require us to make use of digital identity solutions and it is challenging for users to understand the best way to share, and not share, personally identifiable information.  NGI_Trust has funded 4 projects to provide Effective Identity solutions to users. These projects look at a wide range of identity problems such as payment solutions and file transfer solutions without identity management, provenance of identity information and issues with the "privacy paradox" of when to share information.  For more information please see these projects:  DISSENS, MW4ALL, MidPrivacy and PURPETS.

For more information on the projects please visit: Funded Projects Call 2

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