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Data protection, cyber security and fight against cybercrime

This research topic covers areas such as

  • gathering and processing of information versus data protection –civil rights: protection of integrity and misuse of data
  • privacy and confidentiality of end-users
  • data protection in cybersecurity information sharing
  • data protection by design and by default
  • data breaches and communication to data subjects
  • data mining for counter-terrorism and other law enforcement purposes
  • new threats and modi operandi
  • mapping of available data and data sources
  • better exploitation of new data sources
  • integration and resilience of cyber security systems
  • cybersecurity of autonomous systems
  • security assurance and certification
  • citizen involvement and behaviour in using cyber security tools

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