The University of Waterloo and the Open Application Network (The OAN) are partnering to investigate solutions to the challenge of preserving privacy in the context of Open Applications on blockchain networks.
The Open Application Privacy Partnership will focus on the development of cryptographic techniques to enable privacy-preserving interactions between user data and applications operating on this data. Overall, these techniques will aim to give control and ownership of user data back to the user.
Guang Gong, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a member of the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute will lead the Open Application Privacy research given her extensive expertise in applied and theoretical cryptography.
The Open Application Network is an open source public infrastructure for the creation and hosting of blockchain powered Open Apps.