The Data Transparency Lab (DTL) awards grant to IMDEA Networks researchers on data privacy
03 July 2017
The Data Transparency Lab (DTL) announced today the projects that will benefit from a 50,000 euro grant to develop applications that allow users to be aware of how companies use their personal data throughout the Internet. Researchers at IMDEA Networks are among the recipients of these grants. Telefónica, together with other organizations such as AT&T, Mozilla, INRIA and MIT Connection Science, sponsors this initiative by the DTL grants program.
The project IMDEA Networks is a part of together with University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) (Spain) and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy) is “Facing the hard truth: showing users what mobile apps can learn about them from the location data they collect”. The researchers at IMDEA Networks working on this project are Albert Banchs (Deputy Director of the Institute and Professor at UC3M) and Dario Bega (PhD Student). Marco Gramaglia, now at UC3M, is an alumnus of IMDEA Netowrks. CNR is represented by Marco Flore.
We reproduce here in full an article published at the Spanish news media «Noticias Internet y Móviles». The article expands on the characteristics and implications of these grants and on the different projects and organizations awarded.