SPECTRE - Smart city Privacy: Enhancing Collaborative Transparency in the Regulatory Ecosystem

01/06/2018 to 31/05/2021

We are confronted with two overlapping challenges in the smart city ecosystem: privacy concerns and their economic impact. First, data protection principles such as data minimisation, purpose limitation and transparency are under pressure in smart city environments. Second, reliance on private actors for the implementation of Smart city services may facilitate vendor lock-in and market concentrations.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is too narrow to deal with these problems. The data protection framework emphasises accountability and thus relies on the effective implementation of the requirements by such entities. The GDPR introduces the concept of data protection impact assessments (DPIAs).

The overarching object is the realisation of a more collaborative Smart City data protection impact assessment which factors in the socio-economic realities and operationalizes the incorporation of collective interests in public procurement law.

Tuesday, 4 September, 2018


Pilots for the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks: how can your SME benefit? - Cyberwatching.eu 6th Webinar -

The four pilot projects involved in the development of the European Cybersecurity Competence Network will present their plans and upcoming tools and services for SMEs in the Cyberwatching.eu webinar on the 2nd of April, 10:00 AM CEST



Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019

The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019

e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology


2 April 2019

10am to 4pm


e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.