Context. The Personal Cloud paradigm holds the promise of a Privacy-by-Design storage and computing platform, where each individual can gather her complete digital environment in one place and share it with applications and users, while preserving her control. The objective of PETRUS is to tackle the privacy and security challenges of the personal cloud from an architectural point of view.
Research program. PETRUS investigates four main lines of research:
1- Personal cloud server architectures using Trusted Execution Environments
2- Privacy preserving models and enforcement
3- Global query evaluation
4- Economic, legal and societal issues
Research contributions and methodology. We structure our software activity around a single common platform (rather than isolated demonstrators), integrating our main research contributions. The Core of our personal cloud architecture is today structured around the PlugDB platform.
More information on the PETRUS team : PETRUS website