Project overview

PARFAIT project’s main goal is to develop a platform for protecting personal data in Internet of Things applications which will be tested with 2 use-cases. Another goal of the project is to decrease complexity of integrating and deploying services in today’s Internet of Things technology by providing interoperable software libraries, tools and SDK elements.

Interoperability, along with security and privacy of personal data, are the two most important limitations for the growth of Internet of Things market. Interoperability increases the complexity of service production processes and the cost of production. On the other hand, lack of security and trust for the protection of privacy puts a barrier between service providers and consumers, which can be defined as businesses and end user consumers. This barrier directly affects wide adoption of Internet of Things applications in the consumer lifestyle and business applications.

By finding solutions to these problems, PARFAIT project aims at generating huge business potential. Business impact of the project will be realized through an integrated, scalable and extendable privacy and security framework which will be demonstrated through 2 use cases leaded by industrial partners of the project consortium. These use cases are selected as Personal Information Management, and Smart Home Services.

Instead of restricting the business potential to selected vertical domains, PARFAIT consortium aims at presenting a global privacy and security framework, where various vertical thematic frameworks can be built on. This approach will increase business potential and adoption of project outcomes in a wider market. While presenting a global framework targeting privacy and security in IoT applications, PARFAIT also aims at presenting two ready-to-market vertical domain applications to demonstrate the usage of privacy and security framework and exploit the results by the end of the project. With this methodology PARFAIT is targeting to establish ecosystems of application developers and service providers around the developed platform.

It is also a strong ambition of the project to define interoperability and security/privacy methodologies, rules and guidelines to make recommendations for the policy makers. Defined methodologies and policies will be used as the keystones to develop libraries, tools and SDKs which will construct the foundation layer for domain specific Internet of Things service frameworks and connected application ecosystems.

With strong ambitions to develop a European Originated platform, the PARFAIT project consortium consists of global leaders and pioneers of Internet of Things Technology as service providers, application developers and infrastructure providers.

Project Keywords: Internet of Things, Security, Privacy Protection, Interoperability, Personal Information Management, Service Development, Wearables, Secure Element, Smart Home Services, Data Anonymization, Data Aggregation, Identity Management, Standardization