Privacy by Design Foundation

Privacy by Design

The Privacy by Design Foundation creates and maintains free open source software that primarily focuses on the privacy of the user. The most important project of the foundation is the identity platform IRMA, an acronym for I Reveal my Attributes.

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IRMA is the unique platform that makes you digitally self-sovereign and gives you full control over your personal data: with IRMA on your phone you are empowered not only to prove who you are, but also to digitally sign statements.

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IRMA wins Privacy Award

IRMA has won the Dutch Privacy Award 2018. The jury commends the privacy by design, the large innovative potential, and the potential social impact of IRMA.

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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:

  1. Development and supporting the IRMA software.

  2. 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 foundation receives external funding via the following projects.