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Daily Dashboard | Report highlights privacy risks of smart-city transportation systems Related reading: Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 19 April 2024




Smart cities use real-time tracking to help reduce traffic congestion, as well as improve public transportation systems. However, the parallel use of facial-recognition cameras, license plate readers, mobile phone data and other technologies used to track people either on the roadways or public transportation raises privacy concerns for researchers at the International Data Corporation, according to Nextgov. In a report, “Surveillance Avenue – Urban Mobility and Addressing the Erosion of Privacy,” researchers highlight that without proper protection of personal data, that information could be misused. Researchers encourage the federal government to enact broad regulations to protect individuals’ privacy and ensure “transportation-related” data is used responsibly.
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