Previous InfoSec Research Group Projects

Please also see the listing of our current projects.

PAYMENT: Applying privacy enhancing technologies to improve consumer protection

Aydin Abadi and Steven Murdoch

Consumer protection for financial payment allows individuals to have confidence that electronic transactions are safe, but also plays a critical role in reducing levels of fraud. Through assigning responsibility for reimbursement to the party in the best position to prevent crime, consumer protection rules supports investment in fraud-prevention technology. However liability engineering can only be effective if rules are fair and implementation is transparent. This project applies privacy enhancing technologies to ensure that consumer protection is working properly, while protecting the privacy of payment system participants.


Aydin Abadi, Steven Murdoch and Mohammad Naseri

A joint project between Privitar, UCL and Cardiff University on applying privacy-preserving federated machine learning to financial crime prevention. The project was awarded first place in the UK-US privacy enhancing technologies prize challenge.