Privacy via IT Security: Innovating Mobile App Competition is launched!

von Jonathan Stoklas

MAPPING project, December 1, 2015.A brand-new competition that gives young European innovators the chance to create or develop a contemporary app that will enhanceprivacy on mobile devicesis underway. With a wide range of prizes awarded to the best proposals, including an amount of 20000 EUR for the overall winner and the chance to deploy the winning app onto the market, this competition provides a great opportunity for talented individuals with inspiring ideas to get involved in online security.

As one of the MAPPING project[1] activities, the competition addresses the requirement of society to deal with security threat encounters and the exposure of personal data through the call for innovative IT security tools which enhance integrity, authenticity and confidentiality of personal data in mobile and online environments. The detailed Call for Applications can be found at

Judged by a jury of independent experts, the top three proposals will participate in a special Award Ceremony at CeBit Scale11 on 14 March 2016 inHannover, Germany. CeBit is one of the most prestigious annual Computer Expo events in the world, and a week-long workstation that is to be awarded to each of the three winners will give the three candidatesa strong platform to market their app and generate interest from influential parties across the globe. The Award Ceremony, like the competition, will receive plenty of media coverage and will include a panel discussion and an extended introduction of the three winning apps, generating further exposure ...

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