Privacy by Design Foundation
The Privacy by Design foundation was set-up in 2016. It arose from the Digital Security research group of the Radboud University and from the Privacy and Identity Lab PI.lab. The foundation is an independent non-profit spin-off.
The foundation primarily works on its own identity platfrom IRMA for privacy-friendly attribute-based authentication, based on freely available open source software.
The foundation has two important operational roles in IRMA:
Development and supporting the IRMA software.
Supporting infrastructure for issuing attributes.
The foundation welcomes collaboration with others to get IRMA up and running. Pilots are now being prepared with the help of a number of other parties, among which:
The Radboud University, for (strong) authentication of student and employees and for digital signing of, e.g., examination grades.
SURFnet, for issuing and verifying of attributes through SURFconext.
Alliander, for authentication and signing within the context of `smart’ homes. In addition, the foundation is structurally supported by Alliander.
Open University, for joint IRMA software development.
The foundation receives external funding via the following projects.