New open source business tools based on PIMS

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Researchers from the European project PIMCity.es, in which the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) participates, have made available to the public a set of tools in order to create solutions for entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs in order to develop businesses based on personal data. .

The software development kit (PDK), publicly presented on January 28 on International Data Privacy Day, is free and was funded by the European Union’s H2020 program. The proposed solutions allow companies to adapt to new European data regulations and strategy.

The EU data protection strategy sets an example for the rest of the world in terms of legislation and innovation. Its current priorities include promoting the development of products and services based on personal data over which the user has control. To do this, it is necessary to have a regulatory framework, accompanied by policies and tools that facilitate its implementation.

“PIMCITY’s PDK offers companies the tools to exploit user data in a respectful way,” explains one of the researchers involved in the project, Rubén Cuevas, from UC3M’s telematics engineering department.

PIMCITY.eu is a project that develops in a practical way the PIMS (Personal Information Management Systems) philosophy and in which, in addition to UC3M, the Association of Internet Users (AUI), IAB Spain, IMDEA Networks, Telefónica and others participate European partners. . As Pérez Subías, President of AUI, explains: “The PIMS philosophy allows individuals to manage, control their data, know by whom, how and what their data is used for, know the value they generate and to share the profits.

Thanks to this PDK, you can store personal data, manage consents, know the value of data, import, export or anonymize data sets. It is free to use, all software is open source, and it is available in the PIMCity GitLab repository.

The PIMCity project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 871370. In addition to UC3M, the Association of Internet Users, Ermes Cyber ​​​​Security, Fastweb, IAB Spain, IMDEA Networks, NEC, Ku Leuven CiTiP, LS Tech, Politecnico di Torino, Taptap, Telefónica and Wibson participate in the project.

More information: www.pimcity.eu


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