About the project
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The overall vision of this project is to make giving consent as reliable and easy as turning on a tap, and revoking that consent as reliable and easy as turning it off again.

Supporting that vision is the need to ensure that the processes which perform these tasks are specific, reliable, rigorous and verifiably compliant with legal regulations and the wishes of the individual concerned.



The EnCoRe project’s aims are:
â—?   To enable business to adopt scalable, cost effective and robust consent and revocation methods for controlling the use, storing, locating and sharing of personal data.
â—?   To benefit individuals by providing meaningful, intuitive mechanisms which will allow them to control the use of their personal information held by others.
â—?   To help restore individual confidence in participating in the digital economy and so, in turn, benefit the wider society.



The EnCoRe project links technology, process and regulatory research and development, all within a framework that is driven by the requirements of all the different stakeholders in a privacy-enhanced data protection environment. Its outputs include technical and process architectures, technology innovations and proof-of-concept prototypes, together with inputs to guide the development of an improved consent and revocation regulatory regime.

Our research is conducted by investigating three scenarios with differing factors and requirements for reliable consent and revocation mechanisms, and running prototype solution design/build/verify cycles on them.

The project consortium is multi-disciplinary, spanning across a number of IT and social science specialisms. The project partners are Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, HW Communications, QinetiQ, the London School of Economics, the HeLEX Centre of the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick.


The EnCoRe project runs from June 2008 to February 2012. It receives funding from the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board, Economic & Social Research Council and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council.

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