GeoTrust: Geo-aware security protocol for enabling cross-border trustable operations and data exchange in a global digital economy
GeoTrust is a 2018/2019 award by Hasler Foundation to enable reliable and trustable communications in the data economy era. In details, security and trustability in Internet is a baseline problem that continues arising as far as digilalization and data economy are taking place. It is well-known the value of data in the current digital age and social media economy. Consequences of this has produced a digitally-enabled data capture for different business domains and research. Nowadays, there is a lack of trustability for sharing data. In addition, legal regulations about data protection such as Swiss Data Protection Act (DPA), which is being updated and influenced by GDPR’s European Union principles are defining a more restrictive regulation about data usage, data geo-location and data sharing which are crucial to enable a data economy. Therefore, key challenges need to be addressed for guarantying a safe and regulations compliance flow of data (cross-borders).