Privacy and Social Values in Smart Societies

Leonardo A. Martucci, Simone Fischer-Hübner, Mark Hartswood, Marina Jirotka

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning, Developing, and Facilitating Smart Cities
Subtitle of host publicationUrban Design to IoT Solutions
EditorsVangelis Angelakis, Elias Tragos, Henrich C. Pöhls, Adam Kapovits, Alessandro Bassi
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-44924-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-44922-7
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2016


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