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SmartData: The Need, the Goal and the Challenge

  • George Tomko
Conference paper


Technology must form an integral component in the defense of our personal privacy. Policies and regulations will serve, at best, as lagging remedies in the fast-paced world of cyberspace. In a world where personal information can increasingly be transmitted and used in multiple locations simultaneously, protecting privacy may only truly be accomplished if the information itself becomes “intelligent” and capable of making appropriate decisions relating to its release, on behalf of the data subject. In other words, the data must become smart—we need SmartData. This presentation will discuss the growing need, the challenges, and ultimately, the benefits of developing intelligent agents to protect our privacy online.


Personal Information Personal Data Virtual World Public Safety Intelligent Agent 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Identity, Privacy and Security Institute (IPSI), Expert-in-ResidentUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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