Privacy-Respecting School Community Interaction Platform

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 470)


Privacy-preserving Attribute-based Credentials (Privacy-ABCs) are powerful techniques to provide secure privacy-respecting access control and cope with minimal disclosure of attributes as well as partial identities. The ABC4Trust EU Project has designed a generic architecture model that abstracts away the cryptographic details of Privacy-ABC technologies and provides well-defined APIs to the application developers. To further demonstrate the applicability of Privacy-ABCs and also verify the implementation of the proposed architecture, the ABC4Trust Project launched two pilots in Greece and Sweden.

In this paper, we report on the design of the School Community Interaction Platform as the pilot application in Sweden. The platform was developed as a web-based application to be used for chat communication, counseling, political discussions and the exchange of authentic sensitive, personal data between pupils, parents, and such school personnel as teachers, nurses, and so on, in a privacy-respecting way.


Privacy-preserving attribute-based credentials School community interaction platform ABC4Trust Privacy-respecting access control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business and Multilateral SecurityGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Eurodocs ABSöderhamnSweden

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