The TAS3 (Trusted Architecture for Securely Shared Services) proposes an Integrated Project that will develop and implement an architecture with trusted services to manage and process distributed personal information. This architecture will be dependable, robust but at the same time also cost-effective and reliable. The personal information that will be processed and managed can consist of any type of information that is owned by or refers to people.
The proposed architecture therefore has to be generic and cross-domain applicable. TAS3 will focus an instantiation of this architecture in the employability and e-health sector allowing users and service providers in these two sectors to manage the lifelong generated personal employability and e-health information of the individuals involved.
The personal information includes in this case to the interests, current and previous activities, and future objectives, where the service providers will then be able to use these preferences to propose career paths that are compatible with the workers objectives. This process-view on lifelong employability of people perfectly fits in the decision number 1672/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 establishing a Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity.
The healthcare sector is another context in which the TAS3 architecture can be instantiated. In this case, the patient could be offered advanced services based on the health parameters (weight, body temperature, glucose level for diabetes patients, etc.) that are input by the patient himself. Processing the medical record of a patient is not included in the scope of this project because this would introduce too many privacy and data protection issues that are typical for treating medical and patient information. It is however clear that the TAS3 architecture could also be deployed in the healthcare sector.