(EU Computing services Leveraging digital Identity)

EUCLID aims to develop some prototypes in the field of digital identity combining some innovative technologies like blockchain, homomorphic functions, authentication devices and mobility.

Consortium partners are Bit4id and Ipmotive. Scientific contributors are from Università del Sannio and Innova ScaRL.

EUCLID extends current Infrastructure as a Service platforms with some value added services.

Some of them, like Digital Signature, Digital Identity and Key Management, are from the core expertise of Bit4id, company with a solid know-how on software and systems for security and identification based on PKI systems. Others are more innovative, like Distributed Ledger, Privacy Enhancing and Omomorphic Services.

All of these will be combined together, to provide an innovative platform tied in by digital identity that, in Bit4id vision, will empower, enrich and pave the way for mass adoption of blockchain and omomorphic encryption.

Blockchain technologies are all the rage today, as they provide an easy answer to allow multiple conflicting parties to agree on the actual content of some data without the need of any external third party.

Omomorphic encryption is a collection of advanced encryption techniques that make possible to perform a computation on encrypted data, yielding an encrypted result that could be decrypted by the sole owner of the data. Omomorphic encryption is of interest in a cloud computing scenario as the cloud provider could perform computations on the data that are of interest to the owner but it is not able to understand the meaning of the result.

EUCLID will also develops some prototypes to test the feasibility of all of these technologies in a wide range of different scenarios:

  • Privacy aware cloud computing, where sensitive data (like health related data and contracts) are stored in a cloud computing facility encrypted but still computable;
  • Electronic voting, where the immediacy of the counting does not contrast with the privacy of the voters;
  • Traceability for high value products and goods, where the blockchain could allow to consider all the history of the artifact or the supply chain of the good.