PRIME Project receives IAPP Privacy Innovation Technology Award PDFPrintE-mail

PRIME Project receives IAPP Privacy Innovation Technology Award

PrimeLife’s predecessor project PRIME is this year’s winner of the IAPP Privacy Innovation Technology Award category. The IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) awarded PRIME (Privacy and Identity Management for Europe) for producing “a highly innovative technology program architecture that governs access control, data retention and policy elements.

Two key highlights of the program are “Data Track” and “Idemix.” Data Track improves the transparency of data processing while Idemix, a private credential system, employs an encrypted, anonymous log-in to Web sites in order to ensure that Web user information remains confidential. PRIME was selected for its successful, enormous project scope and business model” (citation from IAPP News Release of 23 September 2008).

The winners were announced on 23 September at the IAPP Privacy Academy in Orlando, USA.

In several of its Activities such as HCI research PrimeLife builds on PRIME research results. The award is an affirmation for PrimeLife’s vision to counter the trend to life-long personal data trails without compromising on functionality.