Research Institute AG & Co KG (RI)
Research Institute (RI) is a private-sector research and consulting institution working at the interface of law, technology and society, particularly in the field of information- and communication technology (ICT). The focus of RI’s research is on human rights in the context of technological development in the digital age. The institute especially strives to protect civil rights, such as each citizen’s privacy rights, and is specialized on the technological and legal aspects of data protection and data security. In recent history, RI successfully consulted various organisations, including medical service providers, in preparation for compliance with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In FeatureCloud, RI is responsible for analysing the legal situation regarding core activities of the project, and for ensuring the compliance of any developed solutions with data protection laws. To achieve this objective, RI will be actively involved at any stage of the project, but especially in form of legal and technological input for the privacy-by-design approach. This includes the data stored on and related to blockchain components (WP6) as well as the local generation of feature vectors through distributed machine learning.