“Smart Cities” and “the Internet of Things” are providing unprecedented improvements in the quality of life. City infrastructures and services are improving with new interconnected systems for monitoring, control and automation. From intelligent transportation, which accesses a web of interconnected data from GPS locations, to weather and traffic updates, to integrated systems that aid public safety, emergency responders and in disaster recovery, cities now provide citizens more efficient and automated services. This panel discusses two entangled challenges: security and privacy. Attackers illegally access information and disrupt service availability. As more and more data is collected and stored about the location and activities of digital citizens, privacy seems to disappear. Panelists will discuss the privacy and cybersecurity challenges with Smart Cities, and then explore ways to secure Smart Cities, and ensure the use of data protects the privacy of residents and complies with ever-evolving global privacy laws. Panelists will also highlight how privacy and technology professionals are uniquely situation to share critical insight with their communities and facilitate conversations to help protect our infrastructure.
Ami Rodrigues, Privacy and Cybersecurity Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
Michelle Ramsden, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Privacy & Civil Liberties
Julie C. Grundman, Senior Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP