Consequence Project is complete

Consequence Project held the Final EC Review on Feb 24-25, 2011. This effectively completes the project.

Please, read the project deliverables, watch the project videos and see the materials of the Consequence workshop on 26 January 2011 in Imperial College, London.

Finally please see the list of project related publications.  

The following paragraphs contain the initial short description of the project. We decided to keep it as it was because it still correctly represents what the Consequence project was about. 

Because data exchange is vital for today's society!

Efficient, fast and seamless data exchange is vital for today's society. But such data exchange should not violate the confidentiality or privacy of either the data owners, or those referred to in it. To deliver a technology that can effectively meet this goal is an important technological as well as societal challenge.

"Consequence" is a collaborative research project partly funded by the European Commission. It started in January 2008 and will run for three years. The Consequence project will deliver a data-centric information protection framework based on data-sharing agreements.

The Consequence Framework will help to fill the gap between today's business requirements in the area of controlled data sharing and currently available technology offerings. It will provide technological enforcement of policies that are defined in legally binding data sharing agreements. To do this it will combine technologies for access control with those for digital rights management by applying recent computer science research advances in policy based security.

The framework and its software implementation will be evaluated in two showcase scenarios to assess its technical performance and business benefits.

The project Consortium combines strong industry players and academic institutions able to deliver high quality research and development.

The project is aligned to the objectives of the European Commission defined in objective 1.4 of the FP7 ICT Work Programme 2007-2008.