Projects Working on GDPR Compliance in Companies

Here is an overview of different projects under the European Union’s H2020 innovation programme that aim to help organizations follow privacy-aware mechanisms in the design and development of their products and become in line with the GDPR articles. Some of them also support data subjects to exercise their rights under the GDPR. You can also find some useful information about three other frameworks: Hub of All Things (HAT), Solid, and Data Transfer Project (DTP), Each of which focuses on solving a problem in today's Web ecosystem; from data portability issue to shifting data sovereignty from data controllers toward data subjects.

H2020 Projects
Title Description Available
Start date- End date
PoSeID-on Protection and control of Secured Information by means of a privacy enhanced Dashboard.The main goal in this project is to develop a scalable online platform called Privacy Enhancing Dashboard(PED) using blockchain and smart contract technologies. The PED helps data subjects to exercise their rights under the GDPR. It also supports organizations in domains such as data management, data processing, and protection of fundamental rights of data subjects. Deliverables May 2018- October 2020
PAPAYA a PlAtform for PrivAcY preserving data Analytics. PAPAYA aims to develop some data analytics privacy-preserving modules that allow untrusted third parties to perform analytic tasks without violating compliance with the GDPR. It mainly focuses on the three categories of data analytics methods: Neural Net- works, clustering, and basic statistics. Deliverables May 2018- April 2021
BPR4GDPR Business Process Re-engineering and functional toolkit for GDPR compliance. This project sets out to provide a comprehensive framework to help organization comply with the various aspects of the GDPR in a privacy by design manner. For this, BPR4GDPR developed a toolkit to facilitate compliance enforcement at the execution time. It also takes advantage of an Information Model to capture different entities involved during the processes life-cycle. To provide a machine-readable, semantic version of the Information model, an Information Model Ontology or Compliance Ontology has also been created. Deliverables May 2018- April 2021
PDP4E Methods and tools for GDPR compliance through Privacy and Data Protection Engineering. This project aims to integrate privacy and protection engineering methods and software engineering disciplines with the fundamental goal of assisting engineers to create GDPR compliance products. Deliverables May 2018- April 2021
DEFeND The Data Governance Framework for Supporting GDPR. This project aims to integrate many different solutions currently available into the modular architecture of DEFeND platform to fulfill specific/isolated aspects of the GDPR. DEFeND not only helps companies to become totally GDPR compliant, but also fulfills specific organizations’ needs with its domain-independent solutions. Papers July 2018- December 2020
PrivacyUS Privacy and USability. The main goal in this project is to answer the questions regarding the protection of citizens' privacy by providing innovative, novel, and privacy-aware solutions. In these solutions, multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral aspects of the issue are considered as well. Deliverables

December 2015- September 2020
SPECIAL Scalable Policy-aware Linked Data Architecture For Privacy, Transparency, and Compliance. The main goal in this project is to develop technical solutions for the transparent management of data usage. SPECIAL allows data controllers to develop privacy-aware Big Data technologies by always considering data subjects' privacy. The SPECIAL Usage Policy Language (SPL), the SPECIAL Policy Log Vocabulary (SPLog), and an engine for compliance checking and policy verification are all the outputs of this project. Deliverables


Usage Policy Language

Policy Log Vocabulary
January 2017- December 2019
Other Projects
Title Description Available Resources
Hub of All Things (HAT) HAT is a multi-disciplinary project, receiving fund from the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Digital Economy Programme, with the collaboration of six UK universities.
The fundamental goal in HAT is to provide an economic and business model for marketing personal data by users and flipping over the ownership of data from data harvesters to individuals.
Briefing Papers


Solid (Social Linked Data) Solid is a project Led by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, proposing a decentralized platform for social Web applications based on RDF and Semantic Web technologies such as WebID, WebID-TLS, LDP, and WAC. Paper

Data Transfer Project (DTP) DTP is an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform contributed by Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple and some other tech companies.
The fundamental goal in the DTP is to empower users by enabling them to initiate transferring their data in and out between any provider in the platform in a transparent way.