- Some of the speakers – including Bart Preneel, CapGemini Netherlands, Jovan Golic, Tecnalia – have started since early 2016 working on a 50-page draft Proposal for Trustless Computing Certification Body and a 6-pager Manifesto of Trustless Computing. The Open Media Cluster (i.e. Trustless Computing Initiative, CapGemini Netherlands and Tecnalia) have engaged in a binding agreement to jointly bid for new tenders from EU LIBE Committee or STOA to further investigate policy and certification options to promote high-assurance IT while respecting civil rights.
- In May 2016, partners and advisors of the Trustless Computing Association and speakers of the Free and Safe in Cyberspace event series, have spun-off TRUSTLESS.AI, a startup based in Menlo Park, California, aimed at solving initially Challenge A and B, by radically exceeding the state-of-the-art in both security and user experience of communication and financial transactions, and then C and D in its scale-up phase.
- We have been invited to hold 2hr+ special keynote events in Silicon Valley on the Trustless Computing Initiative and Trustless Computing Certification Body by the Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University post-graduate program with the most PhDs in Artificial Intelligence, and at the by SVSA at the headquarters of SEMI, the World largest semiconductor association.
Towards solutions to Challenge A and B: the "Trustless Computing Certification Body"
Some speakers of the Free and Safe in Cyberspace (FSC) event series and advisors to the Trustless Computing Association, lead by Rufo Guerreschi, have joined together to research and propose a comprehensive solution to Challenges A and B posted by FSC:
The Trustless Computing Certification Body: a new standard and certification body for wide-market ultra-high assurance IT systems, with voluntary compliance to “constitutional” lawful access requests
Among the co-authors: Bart Preneel (most recognized EU cryptographer), Jovan Golic (EIT Digital PST-AL Leader), Alptekin Kupcu (cryptographer), Henrique Kawakami (CTO of Kryptus), as well as CapGemini and Tecnalia (the EU leading IT security consulting companies that were awarded the most extensive studies on Mass Surveillance for the EU Parliament STOA and LIBE Committee.
We suspect that the challenge of reconciling privacy and cyber-investigation capabilities is essentially one of finding a substantial win-win solution, rather than finding an “acceptable balance” between safety and freedom, as believed by most. That is why our proposal is both about defining technical, socio-technical and organizational standards for the entire IT life-cycle that are aimed at achieving ultra-high IT assurance (Challenge A of FSC) and about enabling “constitutional” lawful access (Challenge B of FSC) to such IT services.
Find here a Google Doc draft (Gdoc) of that includes a 1-page Manifesto and a long Study of tens of pages.
We welcome the addition of co-authors, contributors, and comments until it's finalization, no later than Sept 22-23rd 2016.