VVV – A Tool to Support Email Encryption

Project Information

The aim of the “VVV” Project is the development of a tool for the trustful distribution of encryption keys, which strengthens the protection of peoples own data when encrypting email communication. The plugin is intended to securely establish the addressee’s encryption certificate by only entering the email address. The other way around it shall provide secure access to the users own certificates, for other users of the plugin.
Throughout the whole development process a user centric design approach shall be applied to ensure the development of a tool, that can be operated intuitively and that matches the (amateur) user’s needs and demands. Besides reflecting upon the user’s perspective, the topic is investigated from a technical, legal and data-protection perspective.


Project Partners

Fraunhofer-Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie SIT
Universität Kassel, provet
Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein