A Trojan horse in the room

It’s no secret that one of the main commercial axes for technology companies is having access to user data and online behaviour. Big Data analysis turns data into gold for all kind of purposes, smoothing the path for selling customized products and services. On the contrary, in an increasingly connected society, citizens give this information almost unconsciously by the mere fact of accessing a social network, downloading the newest app or logging in the latest trendy online service.


Privacy as a Human Right in the European Union and the global Internet

Catching the headlines  In the last years privacy has increasingly caught the headlines in the European Union (EU) and worldwide. The revelations of Edward Snowden on the activities of the NSA, the activities of large international technology companies and spectacular decisions by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) have caught the interest of large parts of the population.


Online Business, Security and Fundamental Human Rights – Enabling Trust on the Internet

Prague, October 31, 2016. Press release

MAPPING App competition award ceremony

On 14 March 2016 the MAPPING project successfully concluded the Privacy via IT Security App Competition with a highly anticipated Award Ceremony at the CeBIT 2016 exhibition. The two-hour event included key-notes from distinguished guests on topics related to privacy as well as demonstrations of the three winning proposals. The programme was concluded by the announcement of the competition’s overall winner.


Future Scenarios of Personal Data Use in Commercial and Non-Commercial Settings

The Round Table on Future Scenarios of Personal Data Use in Commercial and Non-Commercial Settings took place on 18 February 2016 in Malta. It was organised by the MAPPING’s Work Package 5 (Privacy, Personality & Business Models) leader, the Institute for Legal Informatics, Leibniz University Hannover (DE). Full details of the Round Table are presented in deliverable D5.3 of the MAPPING Project


Winners of the Privacy via IT Security App Competition

The evaluation procedure of the proposals submitted by innovators across Europe for the Privacy via IT Security App Competition ( of the MAPPING Project ( has just finished, and we are pleased to confirm three winning applications have been selected by a jury of recognised European experts


MAPPING App Competition Enters the Next Stage // Call for 1st Proposal Submissions Closed

The Privacy via IT Security app competition deadline for submission of the proposal value proposition passed as the New Year was welcomed across Europe last Friday. A considerable number of highly innovative proposals waere received, making the jury’s task of selecting the three winning apps very challenging. The three winning competitors will attend the award ceremony and host a booth at Scale 11 at CeBIT 2016. Proposals came from many countries throughout Europe, and the diversity of the ideas received is very encouraging.


Privacy via IT Security: Innovating Mobile App Competition is launched!

MAPPING project, December 1, 2015. A brand-new competition that gives young European innovators the chance to create or develop a contemporary app that will enhance privacy on mobile devices is underway. With a wide range of prizes awarded to the best proposals, including an amount of 20 000 EUR for the overall winner and the chance to deploy the winning app onto the market, this competition provides a great opportunity for talented individuals with inspiring ideas to get involved in online security.


From Privacy to Freedom of Expression: the Continuum in 2015 – 2020.

MAPPING Annual General Assembly, Hannover, September 22-23, 2015. The annual event of the MAPPING project,, has become a recognised European platform for the exchange of views of a multi-stakeholder community. The very wide-ranging discussions this year focused on inter-related issues such as privacy, security and freedom of expression, as well as intellectual property rights.


MAPPING First General Assembly

The First General Assembly will take place on 22. and 23. September 2015 at Hannover Congress Centrum. The conference will unite the stakeholders active in the three key areas and will serve discussion and exchange on the results produced by the MAPPING project in the first year.