Social-lift is a tool for disclosing selected parts of social media activities in a forensically sound way. It uses the notion of Verifiable Limited Disclosure (VLD) which enables witnesses, victims and suspects to give information from their social media accounts to an investigator while redacting irrelevant information to maintain their privacy. Citizens can maintain some privacy because they do not have to reveal their passwords and other private information from their timeline that is not relevant to their report. Both the citizens and the law enforcement officials are able to automatically verify the authenticity and completeness of the information submitted.
This project has been developed by Open University researchers in partnership with the Centre for Policing Research and Learning and its consortium. It is also supported by the ERC Advanced Grant on Adaptive Security and Privacy (291652 - ASAP).