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Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits: Privacy Enhanced Social Networking

Project Number: 10527

Project Manager: dr. Q. Tang

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Tel.: +13-53-4893713

Email: q.tang@utwente.nl


Computers, handhelds and networks are the fabric that builds the ubiquitously connected world.In such a world, interaction between groups of people is increasingly augmented by beingconnected through one or more social networks on the internet. The connected user expects thesocial network to provide the same level of privacy protection as in a real-life interaction. Theproblem that we address is building social networks of users with similar interests (i.e., kindredspirits) in such a way that (1) users are matched to one another and (2) various levels of personalprivacy are respected when the user enters or leaves social networks.

Project duration: October 2009 – October 2013

Project budget:

Number of person/years: < > person months

Project Coordinator: TUD

Participants: TUD, UT, Irdeto, Philips, TNO

Project budget CTIT: € / € funding

Number of person/years CTIT: < > person months

Involved groups: Distributed and Embedded Security (DIES)