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Privacy and security in smart data collections by citizens

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C. Roepan, R.F. Meijer, R. Choenni, M.S. Bargh | Part of a book | Publication date: 08 September 2015
The question of how to make a city or government better by exploiting information and communication infrastructures, referred to as smart city, entails an emerging field of research. Large quantities of data are generated from these infrastructures and infusing these data into the physical infrastructure of a city or government may lead to better services to citizens. Collecting and processing of such data, however, may result in privacy and security issues that should be faced appropriately to create a sustainable approach for smart cities and governments. In this chapter, we focus on data collection through crowdsourcing with smart devices and identify the corresponding security and privacy issues in the context of enabling smart cities and governments. We categorize these issues in four classes. For each class, we identify a number of threats as well as solution directions for these threats.

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