CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

26. June 2015

Daily Mail Science: Could the ‘right to be forgotten’ become automated?

The Daily Mail reports on our CISPA paper “Oblivion” that proposes an automation for the right to be forgotten. CISPA researchers Milivoj Simeonovski, Fabian Bendun, Riswan Asghar, Michael Backes, Ninja Marnau, and Peter Druschel propose a solution for the automated identification of personally identifiable information and authentication of eligible data subjects to search engines such as Google.

The Daily Mail writes: “Oblivion software could help Google remove hundreds of people from the web in seconds

  • Oblivion allows a user to automatically find and tag their personal data
  • They confirm their identity by sending a digital copy of their ID
  • Software matches details, verifies a request and could send it to Google
  • Tests have revealed it handles 278 requests a second using this method”

Daily Mail Article on Oblivion