New York City, Amsterdam and Barcelona – recently launched a new initiative known as Cities Coalition for Digital Rights that is specifically designed to protect the personal privacy and individual digital rights of their citizens.
Smart cities are here to stay. The complexity of the modern city simply demands that data is collected and used to ensure the quality of life of those who are using the services of the city. But just how much control and privacy are people willing to give up?
A common thread across Singapore's Smart Nation initiative and businesses going digital is the need to collect and comprehend vast amounts of data. How does this square with individuals’ growing concern over the privacy of their personal data and the ability to secure such data in this age of ‘data-terrorism’?