Data sharing in a smart city: Choosing the right approach

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Smart cities should, ideally, work as a well-oiled clock, but we’re still far, far away from that.

First of all, smart cities are still being built, one siloed segment at a time, and it will take decades to set up a well-functioning, harmonious whole. Secondly, there are many, many operational, cybersecurity and privacy issues to be solved in the process.

“To achieve a true smart city and improve the quality of life for citizens, it should be a citywide effort. This entails sharing data for collaboration and coordination between previously disconnected people and organizations, including both public and private entities,” says Jack Williams, Director of Industry & Portfolio Marketing at the Safety & Infrastructure division of Hexagon, a multinational supplier of smart cities software, sensors, and other technology.

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