Privacy and Security Data Governance: Surveillance Mechanisms and Resilience Risks of Smart City Technologies.

Author:Eskridge, Marty
  1. Introduction

    The extended harnessing of Internet of Things facilitates the setting up of smart cities (Janssen et al., 2019) that may consolidate sustainable socioeconomic advancement, social justice, and improved wellbeing, while cutting down expenses and intensifying resource regulation and setting and infrastructure resilience, by employing massive volumes of urban statistics and the swiftly progressing data analytics technologies, algorithmic design and control, and manageable networked public sector systems. (Bibri and Krogstie, 2019)

  2. Conceptual Framework and Literature Review

    Cities tend to be progressively computationally improved and digitally supervised and networked (Andrei et al., 2016; Androniceanu, 2019; Kanovska, 2018; Meila, 2018a, b; Nica, 2018; Popescu et al., 2018), their systems connected and assimilated, their areas associated and synchronized, and their infrastructures interlinked. Huge amounts of urban information are being produced and employed to monitor and administer urban undertakings instantaneously. (Bibri and Krogstie, 2019) Expansion of the smart city principles has had a relevant influence on the planning and advancement of urban areas. (Inkinen et al., 2019) Developed on groundbreaking information and communication technologies (Androniceanu and Popescu, 2017; Gutu, 2018; Michailidou, 2017; Popescu et al., 2017), smart cities can mitigate the effect of swift urbanization. (Wu and Chen, 2019) Smart cities should arrange separate privacy and security so as to make sure that its citizens will cooperate. (Braun et al., 2018)

  3. Methodology and Empirical Analysis

    Building my argument by drawing on data collected from Black & Veatch, ESI ThoughtLab, KPMG, McKinsey, and Osborne Clarke, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding the main challenges that cities are addressing or planning to address through smart city initiatives (%), how smart city applications can contribute to a safer urban environment (%), and actions needed to improve transportation and mobility in smart cities (%). The data for this research were gathered via an online survey questionnaire and were analyzed through structural equation modeling on a sample of 5,400 respondents.

  4. Results and Discussion

    Smart cities keep on with harnessing heterogeneous technologies to attain a huge amount of cutting-edge cloud services. (Aloqaily et al., 2019) Internet of Things-enabled smart governance necessitates interconnected supervising and actuating devices. (Abate et al., 2019) The strength of big data technology consists in facilitating sustainable cities to use and maximize their informational environment to adequately grasp, regulate, investigate, and organize their systems in manners that make it...

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