GLASS (SinGLe Sign-on eGovernAnce paradigm based on a distributed file exchange network for Security, transparency, cost effectiveness and truSt)

GLASS is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union to create a new paradigm for the sharing and transfer of personal information, with the citizen in control. It provides a distributed framework for sharing common services of public administrations across the EU for citizens, businesses and governments. GLASS thus supports novel governance services for the free movement to citizens and businesses, producing strong social, societal, economic, technological and scientific impact and leading to an advanced e-government solution aligned fully with the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 and the EU Digital Single Market strategy.

The research team within the GLASS project has advanced in a number of areas including around the usage of cryptography for privacy and data sharing, and in using a distributed ledgers to enable trusted digital signing of citizen credentials and in the creation of digital wallets. In December 2022, the research project won the Leading Light Innovation at the Scottish Cyber Awards.