When billboards stare back
Ep. 05

When billboards stare back

Episode description

When Billboards Stare Back is a panel session about privacy in the physical public space, organized by Cities Coalition for Digital Rights.

Data-collecting technology has developed at an unprecedented speed in recent years with a strong increase in the public space. However, understanding of what has been termed the “digital public space” is still lacking, i.e. the data collection using private sensors in physical public spaces. Examples include eye-tracking cameras built into billboards, or debt collecting companies, indiscriminately mass scanning license plates in city spaces. The report ‘Privacy in Public Spaces: When Billboards Stare Back’ investigates how municipalities and cities can and should handle these developments. During this session, the report will be launched. Panelists will discuss the need for a common understanding between European cities on how to deal with (third party) privacy issues in public space and give examples that will support European cities in dealing with privacy infringements of their citizens.

Moderator Milou Janssen, CC4DR

Speakers Milou Janssen, CC4DR Tomislav Marsic, Nesta Elisabeth IJmker, Gemeente Amsterdam Socrates Schouten, Waag Thijs Turel, AMS

You can watch the session on the conference website.

Music by Luxray​Prod