Privacy and Social Values in Smart Cities

Abstract: Privacy, a fundamental human right, is a key nonfunctional requirement to every electronic service and applications designed for smart societies. Informational privacy, the right of individuals to control information related to them, in smart societies is at the core of this chapter. A key aspect in the layout of smart societies and smart cities is the understanding and prediction of human behavior, which is nowadays fundamentally based on collecting and processing personal data. Hence, smart societies need to accommodate individuals’ rights and the data collection needs. We provide an overview of the existing models and techniques for protecting individuals’ privacy, such as privacy policies, transparency tools and anonymous communication systems, and discuss the needs and limitations of Privacy by Design (PbD) in the layout of smart societies and Internet of Things.

Citation: Martucci, L. A., Fischer-Hübner, S., Hartswood, M. and Jirotka. M. Privacy and Social Values in Smart Societies. “Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Smart Cities: Urban Design to IoT Solutions”, eds. Angelakis, Tragos, Kapovits, Pöhls, and Nechifor. Draft version. Springer, 2016 (In Press).


About P. Andreadis

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant in AI and Social Computation @ University of Edinburgh.

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