We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The European Commission presented its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.
JRC scientists have found that web design, and the information shown on the screen, does influence how and whether a user discloses personal data.
Today, on the occasion of the 2015 Safer Internet Day, the JRC presents Happy Onlife; an interactive game for children and adults, aimed at raising awareness of the risks and opportunities of the internet and promoting the best practices online.
The JRC organised today a round table debate focusing on digital privacy in relation to citizens` rights in the light of new technologies and commercial needs, in cooperation with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE).
Recent advances on image processing techniques allow identification of which device has taken a given picture, and allow a match with those contained in social network accounts (Facebook, Flickr, etc.). This possibility has been demonstrated in a recent JRC study that received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP 2014) in Lisbon this January.
JRC's SESAMONET (SEcure and SAfe MObility NETwork), a 'virtual path' based on an innovative application of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is being tested since yesterday at the Kassel Calden regional airport, Germany.