Student data is protected by privacy-preserving cryptography and authenticated using self-sovereign identity solutions.

This pilot allows university students to trade their academic records in a privacy-preserving way, and recruitment agencies to acquire this data and process it, keeping the student's privacy intact. 

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bookshelf illustrating the education pilot of KRAKEN

Universities produce academic data of students, such as graduation certificates, certificates for each course, and the enrollment status for individual terms. With KRAKEN, a student can export their data into a cloud data wallet and offer it on a data marketplace. By using privacy-preserving cryptography, such as Functional Encryption and multi-party computing, a recruitment service provider can purchase a set of student data and use it for analytics, without invading the privacy of individual students. Additionally, KRAKEN uses self-sovereign identity solutions to always ensure user consent and a link between university/student and their data in a privacy-friendly way.

Objectives

  • To connect KRAKEN to real university Student-Information System (SIS).
  • To define formats to export and share student data (grades, diploma) in a secure and privacy-preserving way.
  • To allow authentication of students via eIDAS (or SSI identities derived from eIDAS identities) to provide user consent.
  • To allow authentication of student data by using a decentralized SSI ledger.
  • To allow privacy-preserving data analytics on student data using FE and MPC cryptography.
  • To demonstrate the applicability of KRAKEN architecture in general.
  • To verify that design of KRAKEN components can be applied to a real-world use case.

Benefits & beneficiaries

  • Students: using student data for job applications and allowing to share and demonstrate data in a modular way without compromising the rest of the data.
  • University: possibility to exchange student data while ensuring the students' privacy.
  • Recruiter: making analysis of student data sets, e.g., gain insight into the academic performance of an individual student by comparing it with analytic of the data set.
  • Companies: facilitating the search for new talent during the selection processes.

Challenges

  • Legal challenges: export of student data in a GDPR-compliant way, enabling user consent and privacy.
  • Technical challenges: connect the existing SIS to KRAKEN, define formats; combine the building blocks provided by KRAKEN to encrypt, authenticate and analyze encrypted data; define data analytics system for the student data; connect to one or more data marketplaces; connect to the existing or new SSI ledger.
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Pilots