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Aug 13, 2020 News

Sabine Süsstrunk elected President of the Swiss Science Council

The Federal Council has elected Sabine Süsstrunk, Professor at the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC), affiliated to C4DT, as President of the Swiss Science Council (SSC). Sabine Süsstrunk will succeed Gerd Folkers, who has been President of the SSC since 2016, as of January 1, 2021. Please click below for more info.

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Jul 6, 2020 News

SPRING lab developed a secure, decentralized search engine for journalists

The C4DT-affiliated SPRING laboratory has developed Datashare Network, a decentralized search engine paired with a secure messaging system that allows investigative journalists to exchange information securely and anonymously. An scientific article on this subject will be presented during the Usenix Security Symposium which will be held online from August 12 to 14. For more information access EPFL's announcement below.

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Jun 19, 2020 News

Vaud and Geneva join forces to create the Trust Valley

Building on the expertise of 300 companies and 500 experts, the Vaud and Geneva Cantons of Switzerland are launching the Trust Valley, a public private cooperation for safe digital transformation, cybersecurity and innovation. Among the founding partners are C4DT members ELCA, Kudelski Group and SICPA. For more information please click below.

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Jun 9, 2020 News

Roche joins the C4DT

We are proud to announce that Roche has just joined the C4DT as partner. Its arrival adds the pharmaceutical industry to the already broad field of economic sectors represented within the C4DT. We are convinced that this partnership will add new perspectives and insights to digital trust and lead to fruitful collaborations among the partners and the affiliated laboratories.

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May 28, 2020 Press reviews

SwissCovid: possible tracing this summer?

La Liberté wonders about the possibility of tracing abroad this summer. Professor at EPFL Carmela Troncoso, answered these questions during C4DT's webinar "SwissCovid - a proximity-tracing app against COVID-19: building trust in a technology solution" held on May 27. Click below to read the article

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May 27, 2020 Press reviews

SwissCovid: Edouard Bugnion, Vice President for Information Systems at EPFL, speaks on RTS

According to Edouard Bugnion, Vice-President for Information Systems at EPFL, guaranteeing data protection is at the heart of the project: "This technology must not be abused for other purposes. The most important point of our approach is that the information collected always remains on the phone and is never shared, neither with Google and Apple, nor with the FOPH", he explained in the 12h30 session. Click below to listen to the full interview

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May 6, 2020 Press reviews

Carmela Troncoso "The virus-tracking app is designed to protect society"

Professor at EPFL, Carmela Troncoso, 37, is in charge of the IT component of the tracing system that Switzerland is preparing. The launch, expected on 11 May, has been delayed by debates at the legislative level. In the meantime, an exclusive meeting with a researcher concerned about health and privacy. For more information please click below

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Apr 20, 2020 Press reviews

Covid-19: SICPA works towards an immunological passport for the sick

Three companies, including Sicpa,  have imagined a mobile application for the patients to certify that a person has been infected. Responding to a call for projects from the French Ministry of Defence, a consortium of three companies (Sicpa, OpenHealth and Guardtime) has just proposed a first turnkey solution. For more information click below to read the article which appeared in the French journal 'Le Journal du Dimanche'.

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