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Privacy in the Smart City


Many modern cities strive to integrate information technology into every aspect of city life to create so-called smart cities. Smart cities rely on a large number of application areas and technologies to realise complex interactions between citizens, third parties, and city departments. This overwhelming complexity is one reason why holistic privacy protection only rarely enters the picture. We believe that a better understanding of smart cities and their privacy implications is needed.

Types of Privacy

  • Location

Spatio-temporal Data, Traces, Prediction

  • State of Body & Mind

    Biometrics, Health, Opinions, Thoughts

  • Behaviour & Action

Habits, Hobbies, Purchases

  • Social Life

Contacts, Interactions, Social Standing

  • Media

Image, Video, Audio