CPDP – Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2016

SECRET WINDOWS: DATA PROTECTION AND OPEN DATA IN THE SMART CITY ENVIRONMENT

Rosana Lemut Strle, representing Info House, will be one of the speakers at this conference.

The reuse of public sector information to produce additional value and public benefits, as foreseen by the EU policy on open data, can potentially clash with individuals’ rights to privacy and data protection. The ever-increasing computational power, the granularity and availability of a large number of open datasets and the ability of several different actors to cross correlate and process different kinds of data could lead, inter alia, to unwarranted profiling and chilling effects. Yet, the development of an effective and well-balanced open data policy will arguably be fundamental in fostering future innovation (e.g. the development of the concept of the Smart City and economic growth). The question this panel aims to tackle, therefore, is the following: how can interests in open data be bal-anced with the rights to privacy and data protection in the context of the development of Smart Cities? In particular, the panel will discuss the following issues:

  • Smart cities
  • Open data vs. data protection
  • Geographical data as personal data
  • Balancing innovation while maintaining individual safeguards

organised by TU Delft

Chair Colette Cuijpers, Tilburg University-TILT (NL)

Moderator Lorenzo Dalla Corte, TU Delft (NL)

Panel Paolo Balboni, ICT Legal Consulting (IT), Rosana Lemut-Strle, InfoHouse (SI), Fidel Santiago, EDPS (EU), Bastiaan van Loenen, GSDI (US)