In the public domain, more and more attention is being paid to the interpretation of the concepts of Smart City and Digital Society. A Smart City aims to provide answers to the challenges of our time, such as sustainability and quality of life. More and more sensors can be found in cities: cameras, light and sound sensors, particulate matter and traffic sensors etc. These are no longer just government installed sensors. The DITSS Foundation is working together with municipalities, police and the Ministry of Justice and Security on a living lab environment for innovations in the area of Smart City and on an infrastructure for safe and secure sharing of information. It also supports an alliance that will answer learning issues at a strategic level and that will remove barriers in order to scale up successful innovations. This can be done, among other things, by improving the efficiency of urban operations and services and improving competitiveness. But also to ensure that the city meets the needs of current and future generations with regard to economic, social, environmental and security aspects. Various issues play a role in this, such as:
- How can we protect citizens against invasion of his/her privacy, or against unsafe technology?
- How can we replace and renew existing sensors and infrastructure (including 5G, glass fibre, IoT networks, public Wi-Fi)?
- How do we deal with the different networks and data collections behind the sensors?