Karlstad University (KAU) has around 16.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and just over 1400 staff. It offers 50 programs in the fields of humanities, health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, education and technology. KAU specialises on interdisciplinary research projects conducted by its research centres in close cooperation with industry.

The PriSec (Privacy and Security) research group at the Computer Science Department is specialised on research in IT security and privacy-enhancing technologies, focusing especially on transparency enhancing tools and usable privacy, in cooperation with the Departments of Psychology and Information systems.