Mumbai, Feb. 13
TATA Consultancy Services has signed a five-year agreement with Stanford University, the US, for research in data privacy. The company will be investing $1 million in this research collaboration, said Mr S. Ramadorai, Managing Director and CEO, TCS, at a news conference.
As part of this collaboration, TCS will also become an industrial partner on data privacy in the new Team for Research in Uniquitous Secure Technology (TRUST). The company will also be member of the Stanford Computer Forum: Industry Affiliates Program.
TRUST is a multi-university and multi-industry initiative that includes UC Berkeley, Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University, Cisco Systems, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Sun and Symantec.
The computer science department at Stanford will work on joint projects with the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC), TCS' Pune-based software engineering research centre.
A number of TCS customers have expressed the need for data privacy tools and this collaboration with Stanford will help TCS provide leading edge data-masking tools for clients to securely transmit data, said Mr Ramadorai.
TCS already has a data-masking tool in Masketeer, released in October last year.