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LEAs WORKSHOP: Refining SPIRIT incidental findings and risks policies, Oxford 10th of June 2019

LEAs WORKSHOP: Refining SPIRIT incidental findings and risks policies

The SPIRIT project held the LEAs WORKSHOP: Refining SPIRIT Incidental findings and risks policies, on the 10th of June, at Wolfson College in Oxford. The workshop was organised by the ethical lead partner, the IDTUAB, and lead by one of the external advisors on the SPIRIT Incidental Findings, Prof. Nicholas Morris (PhD).

The aim of the workshop was to complete the incidental risk assessment- as included in D.9.2- for developing a comprehensive policy to address the incidental risks of SPIRIT.

The workshop gave SPIRIT researchers and external advisors the chance to better understand the potential issues of breaches of privacy, inappropriate or wrongful release of personal data and identity data, in police work, among other significant and challenging issues that need to be carefully addressed from a legal and ethical perspective. This was possible due to the great support and collaboration of the SPIRIT LEAs. Trough participatory methods that included several practical exercises, LEAs reflected and shared their expertise on incidental risks, risk minimizing strategies and structures in place in their organisations and room for improvement on how legal and ethical values, principles and requirements should be addressed by LEAs in their day-to-day processing of personal data.

Technical Meeting in Milano, April 10-11, 2019

technical meeting in Milano

A technical meeting took place in Milano, on April 10-11, 2019 hosted by partner "Lutech SpA".

The main decision points were:

1. Prototype 1: Updated Specifications (Reported by each technical partner via a Progress Report Template Circulated by SLG.

2. A compromising approach regarding the dark web task will be described by LTEC and reviewed/agreed by UAB and the overall consortium.

3. Next Technical Meeting to be held on June 11th and 12th at Ilmenau FHG.

4. Prototype specifications can only be adjusted following gitlab ‘issues’ processes

5. The remaining sprints towards Prototype 1 preparedness are: SPRINT 2 (June 2019), SPRINT 3 (July 2019), SPRINT 3 (August 2019)

Technical Meeting in London, November 15-16, 2018

technical meeting

A technical meeting took place in London on November 15-16, 2018 hosted by partner "London Metropolitan University".

The main decision points are:

1. SPIRIT prototype will be developed in line to the microservice reference architecture.

2. All SPIRIT microservices will run on persistence mode.

3. Docker containers will be used and a SPIRIT Tools working group (TOOLS) will be formed to supervise the prototype development.

4. The RabbitMQ Communication Protocol will be used and the messages schema will be soon decided by the TOOLS group.

During the meeting all participants visited the newly established Cybersecurity Center of the London Metropolitan University.

End-Users L.E.A. Meeting, Rome, 25-26 October 2018

end users meeting

In Rome the first “Security LEAs Meeting” took place. This led to the official establishment of the Security Board, consisting of one representative per LEA.

Security Board’s responsibility is to monitor the development of the Project opposite the possible raise of security risks.

End user’s periodical meetings will take place during the project life cycle.


The SPIRIT project will take a novel approach in the development, testing, training and evaluation of a new scalable privacy preserving intelligence analysis for resolving identities system prototype.

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Project Coordinator: Mr. Paolo Fabbri (LUTECH SPA.)


Project Technical Coordinator: Dr. Costas Davarakis (Singularlogic SA)


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