bdve event
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Project PAPAYA (, has participated in the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF), which is the flagship event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and the European Commission (DG CNECT) held between the 3rd and the 5th of November 2020.

PAPAYA was presented by Alberto Crespo, head of Blockchain, Identity and Privacy Unit of Atos Research and Innovation, together with the projects KRAKEN ( and FENTEC (, within the session entitled Parallel Session on Privacy-preserving technologies - a key enabler of big data for AI, which was held on November 4th, between 10:00 am - 11:30 am, online.

The session addressed privacy-preserving technologies being developed to cope with data protection challenges related to AI applications which crucially depend on large volumes of real-world data.

As it was mentioned in the agenda this is a hot topic because:

  • AI applications are spreading rapidly, opening new possibilities for technology, business, and society.
  • There is a growing concern about the use of personal data in AI applications. Misalignment with current and upcoming EU legislation (e.g., GDPR, ePrivacy) threatens to hamper the adoption of AI.
  • Privacy-preserving AI and big data applications are in the focus of several ongoing or recently finished EU projects. Dissemination of the projects’ results and cross-fertilization among the projects would be highly beneficial.

The aim of this session was to discuss cutting-edge advances in privacy-preserving technologies and how they foster the use of big data for AI. The session encompassed current and recently finished EU projects (BDV PPP and beyond) to present and discuss their use of privacy-preserving technologies to protect data for AI.