Secure Communication based on Quantum Cryptography
) is a project that aims to develop quantum cryptography
(see there for further details). The European Union
decided in 2004 to invest 11 million EUR
in the project as a way of circumventing espionage
attempts by ECHELON
. Christian Monyk
, the coordinator of SECOQC, said people and organizations in Austria
, the United Kingdom
, the Czech Republic
, and Switzerland
would participate in the project.
On October 8th, 2008 SECOQC was launched in Vienna .