Smart cities and private lives: the impossible union?
Tomorrow's ultra-connected smart cities will be driven by data, which includes each individual's own personal data. How can the development of innovative services be ensured without this threatening our individual liberties? Inventive laws will need to be devised...
smart cities, the gathering and processing of data is
carried out by two identifiable stakeholders: Local authorities and
the public administration sector, via public transport and road use,
waste collection, emergency services and hospitals etc., and private
operators such as telecom companies, energy suppliers and housing
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wide array of stakeholders and the interconnectivity between
it complicated to identify the chain of responsibilities when it
comes to handling data. Indeed, it is difficult to develop a
be used for the good of citizens and for improving their everyday
lives, not in the pursuit of controlling their private lives.