“Smart Cities” Are Too Smart for Your Privacy

"Smart Cities" Are Too Smart for Your Privacy

“Smart Cities” Are Too Smart for Your Privacy” is published by The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.

From the intro:

No one wants to live in a “dumb” city.  But I question whether anyone ought to want to live in a really smart city either.  I’d prefer to just live in a smarter city — one that puts my privacy and security first before rolling out ubiquitous sensors and broad-scale data collection in the name of some larger public good.

I understand the promise of smart cities and I personally embrace technology as a means to improve our lives. But privacy so far has been an afterthought in the smart city discussion, if it is even considered at all.