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A smart society uses data in the public interest. But how do we build one in a responsible way? Businesses, government bodies and citizens collect data for various reasons, often legitimate, sometimes less so. How can a city develop an ethical ecosystem around data?

Dr. Linnet Taylor is a researcher at Tilburg University working in this area. In her talk, she will discuss the actions we must take if we are to use data for the public good. Which parties should play which roles in an ethical data ecosystem? And how do we get there?

A City as Smart as Its Citizens

Eindhoven aims to be a smart society – a city where technology helps to bring residents together, enables us to have some control over our environment, and helps residents and local government to work together. But how can we achieve this? What exactly does it mean? And are there examples to show us how it should and shouldn’t be done?

In the event series A City as Smart as Its Citizens, we’ll examine different aspects of the smart society. Each evening will begin with a talk by a speaker from the Netherlands or abroad. Then the audience and special guests will discuss how the issue under discussion plays out in Eindhoven. 

The series is organised by the DATAstudio Eindhoven, an initiative of the city of Eindhoven and Het Nieuwe Instituut that looks at how the smart city can become a truly smart society.

The State of Eindhoven
Linda Vlassenrood

This project is part of the programme track Partner projects and the folder Research.

The multiyear cultural programme The State of Eindhoven)looks at the changing relationship between government and citizens and, specifically, Eindhoven’s twofold ambition of being a “smart city” in a participatory society.