Many cities around the world are seeking to use new networked technologies to tackle urban issues and improve quality of life. In Ireland, both Dublin and Cork have adopted smart city and region strategies that seek to improve city services, foster economic development, and engage citizens.
A new report, entitled “Getting smarter about smart cities: Improving data privacy and data security,” launched on the 28th January by Dara Murphy T.D., Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection, calls for these smart city strategies to be smarter with respect to data privacy and security.
The report, written by Professor Rob Kitchin of The Programmable City project at Maynooth University, is the first publication by the new Government Data Forum, a panel of experts drawn from across industry, civil society, academia and the public sector. The Forum advises Government on the opportunities and challenges for society and the economy arising from continued growth in the generation and use of personal data.