Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity


The CANVAS Consortium – Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity – aims to unify technology developers with legal and ethical scholar and social scientists to approach the challenge how cybersecurity can be aligned with European values and fundamental rights.   Read more »

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CANVAS is a Coordination and Support Action in the European Union Framework Program Horizon 2020. The project has started in September 2016 and is scheduled for three years.

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CANVAS Domains

CANVAS has a particular focus on three domains of application with specific ethical challenges: the health system, business/finance, and law enforcement/national security. Each domain is related to specific value conflicts, particularly involving autonomy and equality (health), fairness and responsibility (business), and freedom and privacy (national security).   Read more »


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CANVAS Alliance

CANVAS will construct a community of technology developers, academic scholars, governmental institutions and non-governmental organizations that share the common aim of creating a value-driven cybersecurity. The chart below outlines the current composition of the alliance (as at September 2016).   Read more »

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 700540.

This work was supported (in part) by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 16.0052-1. The opinions expressed and arguments employed therein do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Swiss Government.