The Economics of Smart-X

Asghari, H. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


Companies and governments are excited about the brave new world of smart-everything. The vast data that IoT devices generate promise to help us tackle challenges in areas as diverse as health-care, energy, or education. And while there is some agreement on privacy and ethical risks, it is not in any single company’s interest to minimize data collection. Consequently, despite years of research into privacy-enhancing technologies, they are often ignored. The fact that the E.U. has strict data protection rules seems to also have little effect: platform economics and network effects have nudged users and made ‘surveillance capitalism’ the new business model. In this lecture, we investigate these economic forces, and discuss possible collective solutions.
Period19 Jun 2017
Event titleSecond Interdisciplinary Summerschool on Privacy (ISP 2017)
Event typeCourse
LocationNijmegen, Netherlands