Finding the balance between the sharing and protection of information by cities is a challenge. Seemingly innocuous city data, when coupled with other data, can provide enough information to track individuals.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that nearly 80 percent of Americans are concerned about government surveillance, according to Pew surveys cited in the report.
With a greater push for more open local governments and smart cities, there will be an increased need for privacy management for each stage of the data lifecycle and updates for outdated state and federal guidelines and laws. But, what if there was a playbook? Researchers at Harvard University have created just that. This playbook could reduce the haphazard way in which cities release seemingly innocuous data about its citizens.