Whether for online shopping or online banking: many websites require that users identify themselves before doing business. Yet most users don’t know what happens to their data and whether this is actually safe.
Verifi-eID is to change that. The project, which is government-funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, focuses on enabling users to identify themselves online reliably and with legal certainty. Special emphasis is put on cloud computing, since that’s where data is processed. Clouds should be provider-proof and not allow access to anyone except the actual user.
Uniscon works with Saarland University’s civil law, legal theory and legal informatics chair „Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Rechtstheorie und Rechtsinformatik“ and the Institute for Internet Security if(is) on increasing the security of online authentication. The results will be presented July 2017.