PACTMAN: Trust, Privacy and Consent in Future Pervasive Environments

An EPSRC-funded project on Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in the Digital Economy.


Our networking activities are focused on helping to position the UK as an international leader in the field of privacy and consent in pervasive environments through fostering emerging national talent in this area. We are conducting three distinct initiatives in this area:

  1. the creation of a national PhD/early-career forum for researchers in the field. We plan to organise two national events for up to 60 PhD students and early career researchers engaged in privacy, trust and consent related research.
  2. a mobility program to enable the exchange of staff between projects for a period of 1 month each. We are creating a scheme through which we will help cover the costs of medium term (1 month) staff exchanges between TIPS projects.
  3. an ambassador programme to promote public debate on the issues of trust, privacy, consent and identity in the digital economy. The issues of trust, privacy and consent are crucial to society and we are keen to encourage informed debate on this issue. We are creating a series of public engagement materials that can be used by project ambassadors across the network of EPSRC TIPS projects.

Our first PhD forum will be held at the end of 2017.