The San Jose City Council is considering a proposal to install over 39,000 “smart streetlights.” A pilot program is already underway. These smart streetlights are not themselves a surveillance technology. But they have ports on top that, in the future, could accommodate surveillance technology, such as video cameras and microphones.
Thirty one percent of Romanian internet users gave personal information online in 2016, says a study
Thirty one percent of Romanian internet users gave personal information online in 2016, which is almost half of the EU average, says a study.
According to the Perceptum research, in 2016 only 15 percent of the Romanians who used the internet refused to give their personal information to be used in advertising objectives, compared with an average of 80 percent. The same percentage of Romanian internet users limited the access to others to the personal profile or their own delivered content compared with an EU average of 40 percent.
Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors
Ahead of Data Protection Day on 28 January, the Committee of the Council of Europe´s Data Protection Convention, also known as “Convention 108”, adopted this week Guidelines on Big Data aiming to assist policy makers and organisations processing personal data to place people at the centre the digital economy.
In October 2016 e-baltic.ORG / Baltic Internet Policy Initiative conducted a study on the topic of Internet governance in Belarus.
Among the questions the study was the question of the importance of various aspects of the use of the Internet.
For the Belarusian Internet users question on personal data protection has been one of the most important issues - 87% of respondents believe that it is important or rather important.