Project Details


The Privacy Flag project is a European research project on personal data protection. Its experts in law and ICT have developed an innovative methodology – the Universal Privacy Risk Area Assessment Methodology (UPRAAM) – to assess the compliance of applications, websites, and Internet of Things deployments with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Swiss Data Protection law. Using the UPRAAM, Privacy Flag is developing a set of tools to enable citizens to check whether their rights as data subjects are being respected, and tools and services to help companies comply with personal data protection requirements. Privacy Flag is co-financed by the European Commission and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation.

Privacy Flag combines crowd sourcing, ICT technology and legal expertise to protect citizen privacy when visiting websites, using smart-phone applications, or living in a smart city. It will enable citizens to monitor and control their privacy with a user friendly solution provided as a smart phone application, a web browser add-on and a public website.
Alternative titleEnabling Crowd-sourcing based privacy protection for smartphone applications, websites and Internet of Things deployments
Effective start/end date1/05/1531/05/18

Structured keywords

  • LAW Centre for Global Law and Innovation
  • Digital Societies


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