In the research cluster “Certificates and codes of conduct”, our research group explores under which conditions certification methods and other co-regulation mechanisms, as provided for in the GDPR, can help companies to build consumer and business trust in their data-driven products and services.
The “FreeMove” project takes place within this approach and carries out transdisciplinary research into the data protection friendly availability of movement data for sustainable urban mobility. This includes in particular the implementation of “data protection by design” through data minimisation or functional anonymization as well as the possibility to certify anonymization methods. This project aims to provide recommendations on how to create data protection friendly mobility applications taking into account technological, legal and value-oriented aspects. It has been jointly submitted by ECDF researchers from different disciplines and research institutes, Statice (data-driven solutions provider) and the Berlin Transport Services (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe, BVG) to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) in the context of its Mobility Future Lab 2050 (MobilitätsZukunftsLabor 2050).