Cyber Innovation Series 2022/23: D-PRIV for Safer Data

Posted on: 09/02/2023

D-PRIV for Safer Data is a data anonymisation system that helps companies avoid the risk of compromising confidential information. You can see it in action, along with 14 other finalists in our Cyber Innovation Series, at this year’s CyberASAP Demo Day.

Taking place on 22 February, our sixth annual Demo Day showcases the 15 finalists, giving you the chance to hear their pitch and watch them demonstrate their Proof of Concept.

Register here.


About D-PRIV for Safer Data

60% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) use a data-driven approach to boost their processes, drive strategies, and improve their financial performance.

Keeping confidential information should be a top priority for these businesses, and it’s more critical than ever that companies make sure that anonymised data meets GDPR requirements. But data anonymisation services can be expensive, require a high level of skills and be difficult to deploy, making them inaccessible to many.

D-PRIV looks to address these challenges through its data anonymisation system which protects data and avoids the risk of compromising confidential information. It allows various sites to communicate with the central controller to help manage their privacy model without sharing any sensitive information.

Working in the digital health sector was the inspiration behind this innovation, when project lead Jie Li developed patient monitoring software and found issues with data anonymisation. The team looked at existing systems and products, and found that most were costly, difficult to deploy and required a high level of skill.

The team have developed several privacy models to deal with different types of data including healthcare and digital medical imagery, with plans to release the first alpha testing version in early 2023. They are looking for investment and support in other areas such as marketing, but also want members of the digital healthcare community to use the system and provide feedback.


Meet the D-PRIV for Safer Data team

The team from Teeside University have a host of expertise, ranging from data science, digital healthcare, IoT and cyber security, bringing it all together in this exciting innovation.

The team consists of:

  • Dr Jie Li – Project Lead, Senior Lecturer and Expert in Data Science, AL and ML
  • Dr Mohammed Abdur Razzaque – Associate Professor and Expert in IoT and Cyber Security


Meet them at our Demo Day

Join us on Wednesday 22 February 2023 and be among the first to preview the team’s innovation, alongside a whole host of exciting cyber products and services from leading UK academic teams. Hear their pitches and learn more about each project in this unique showcase of ready-to-commercialise cyber innovations. Register here.


About CyberASAP

CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) is the only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cyber ecosystem which provides expertise, knowledge and support to convert academic research into commercial products and services.

CyberASAP is funded by the UK Government Department for Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT) and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN.

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