Karlstad University is located in Värmland, Sweden and has around 12.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and just over 1100 staff. It offers 50 programs and 750 courses in the fields of humanities, health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, education and technology. KAU specialises also on interdisciplinary research projects conducted by its research centre HumanIT (Human value of IT). HumanIT elaborates both human and technical aspects of IT in close cooperation with industry. The PriSec (Privacy and Security) research group at the Computer Science Department is specialised on research in IT security and privacy-enhancing technologies as well as usable privacy in cooperation with the centre HumanIT. PriSec has contributed as a partner to the R&D work of several privacy and security-related projects, including the EU FP7 IP PrimeLife, FP7 NoE Newcom++, EU Safer Internet Plus project FIVES, the EU FP6 IP PRIME (which received the HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Technology Award in 2008), the FP6 NoE FIDIS and the EU Celtic project BUGYO (which received the Celtic Excellence Award in 2008). Currently KAU is coordinating the U-PrIM project (Usable Privacy and Identity Management for Smart Applications) funded by the Swedish KK-Foundation, a Google Research Award Project on “Usable Privacy and Transparency”.
Role in the Project
KAU will contribute with conducting a privacy impact assessment and deriving Privacy by Design Guidelines for the SmartSociety by mapping ethical and legal privacy requirements into privacy enhancing technology components incorporated into the overall system design.