The European innovation partnership on smart cities and communities (EIP-SCC) is an initiative supported by the European Commission that brings together cities, industry, small business (SMEs), research and others, with the goal to enable smart city applications in areas as energy, mobility and transport, and ICT.

Privacy is an important concern of smart cities. There is now a unanimous recognition that citizen rights for privacy need particular attention. The EU has issued the new General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679). Since 25 May 2018, all Member States must implement the Regulation and adopt all necessary measures to ensure compliance.

Consequently, the EIP-SCC started an initiative in 2015 « citizen-centric approach to data »  to work on guidance for GDPR compliance.

The initiative organised a number of webinars and workshops to address the matter.  The insight gained was instrumental in shaping the ISO/IEC 27570 standardisation project (Privacy guidelines for smart cities). The standard addresses the following challenges

  • Governance of ICT ecosystem from a smart city viewpoint
  • Data sharing agreement management in an ICT ecosystem from a smart city viewpoint
  • Risk management of an ICT ecosystem from a smart city viewpoint
  • Ensuring privacy by design practice
  • Implementing citizen engagement process on privacy management matters

A presentation of the current satus of ISO/IEC 27570 (privacy guidelines for smart cities) was made during the general assembly of the EIP on smart cities and communities held on May 17th, in Brussels.

More information on the « citizen-centric approach to data » initiative

Find the slides of the presentation