MedCo: Collective Protection of Medical Data

Date 15/03/2019 - 15/03/2020
Type Privacy Protection & Cryptography, Health

Partner: CHUV
Partner contact: Nicolas Rosat, Jean-Louis Raisaro
EPFL laboratory: Laboratory for Data Security (LDS)
EPFL contact: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux

MedCo, developed in the LDS lab of professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux in collaboration with professor Bryan Ford’s DEDIS lab and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), is the first operational system that makes sensitive medical-data available for research in a simple, privacy-conscious and secure way. It enables hundreds of clinical sites to collectively protect their data and to securely share them with investigators, without single points of failure. MedCo applies advanced privacy-enhancing techniques, such as: Multi-party homomorphic encryption, Secure distributed protocols and Differential privacy.