CAPPRIS (Collaborative Action on the Protection of Privacy Rights in the Information Society) is an Inria Project Lab initiated in 2013. The general goal of CAPPRIS is to foster the collaboration between research groups involved in privacy in France and the interaction between the computer science, law and social sciences communities in this area. In order to reach its goals, CAPPRIS carries out two kinds of actions :

  • Joint Research Actions to investigate specific research topics following a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach. Joint Research Actions have been launched, inter alia, on geolocation privacy, on privacy in the context of smartphones, on anonymization and on the notion of control over personal data.
  • Networking actions to favour the emergence of a research community on privacy and enhance the interest of researchers and the public in this fast evolving domain.

The outputs of the first line of actions are research results whereas the networking actions take the form of joint events (meetings, visits, workshops, etc.) as well as wider audience publications and events.

As far as research is concerned, CAPPRIS address three main challenges : (1) analyzing privacy risks, (2) minimizing personal data disclosure and (3) enhancing the control of the subjects over their personal data. These challenges echo the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and CAPPRIS results can therefore provide useful inputs in the perspective of the implementation of the GDPR (which will come into force in May 2018).