ANONIMO is an inter-disciplinary project and is based on the observation that research in the area of privacy protection is currently pursued both from the legal regulation viewpoint and the information and communication technology viewpoint.
The main goal of this project is a quantitative, context-sensitive characterization of the notions of privacy and anonymity, together with their use in applications as [b]data mining and data analysis, location-based services, and trust negotiation in social networks. From the legal viewpoint, the main activity is the study of the concepts of privacy and anonymity themselves; from the computer science viewpoint, the main activity is to develop formal framework for measuring privacy and anonymity. The approach adopted in this project is to promote cross-fertilization between the legal and the ICT perspective.
Dino Pedreschi received Google Research Award (2008-2009) for his research on privacy-preserving data mining and anonymity-preserving data publishing.