We believe in the users' right to privacy, as well as the right to control their own data. We consider that most of the services currently operating on the Web fail to meet these criteria, and it is for this reason that we decided to provide a solution in the form of MyProfile project. MyProfile builds on existing technologies available for the Semantic Web, like WebID and the Friend of a Friend (FOAF) ontology. A more in-depth description of the project can be found in our manifesto.
The project MyProfile began in 2011 as a PhD research topic into 'privacy and anonymity in computer networks'. After a short period of time we became aware of the advantages resulting from using such a service and therefore we decided to allow everyone to benefit from it as we progressed in our research.
TELECOM SudParis is one of the "Grandes Ecoles" of Institut Telecom in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). Institut Mines-Telecom is under the authority of the French Ministry of Industry. Its mission is to provide education programs for engineers and managers, and to conduct research in ICT. The Institut Telecom’s mission is also to contribute to the industrial development of ICT through the utilization of science and technology and development research carried out in close collaboration with industry. The Institut Telecom features around 600 teaching and research staff and a number of 5000 students, including 700 doctoral students.