This policy brief addresses common challenges for smart city projects under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. We discuss ‘on the ground’ realities that may imperil the protection of personal data: innovation strategies, technology push, open data and data sharing, and vendor lock-in.
Original languageEnglish
TypePolicy Brief
Media of outputVUB website
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationBrussels
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2019


  • data protection
  • privacy
  • Smart Cities

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