Privacy Enhancements for Android

Privacy Enhancements for Android (PE for Android) is a platform for exploring concepts in regulating access to private information on mobile devices. The goal is to create an extensible privacy system that abstracts away the details of various privacy-preserving technologies. PE for Android allows app developers to safely leverage state-of-the-art privacy techniques without knowledge of esoteric underlying technologies. Further, PE for Android helps users to take ownership of their private information by presenting them with more intuitive controls and permission enforcement. The platform was developed as a fork of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) release for Android 9 “Pie” and can be installed as a Generic System Image (GSI) on a Project Treble-compliant device.

Source: Privacy Enhancements for Android

Under DARPA’s Brandeis program, a team of researchers led by Two Six Labs and Raytheon BBN Technologies have developed a platform called Privacy Enhancements for Android (PE for Android) to explore more expressive concepts in regulating access to private information on mobile devices. PE for Android seeks to create an extensible privacy system that abstracts away the details of various privacy-preserving technologies, allowing application developers to utilize state-of-the-art privacy techniques, such as secure multi-party computation and differential privacy, without knowledge of their underlying esoteric technologies. Importantly, PE for Android allows mobile device users to take ownership of their private information by presenting them with more intuitive controls and permission enforcement options.

Source: Researchers on DARPA’s Brandeis Program Enhance Privacy Protections for Android Applications