Architecture Is Politics: Security and Privacy Issues in Transport and Beyond

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Provided by: Radboud University
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Many countries are now-a-days in the process of replacing traditional analog electricity meters in people's homes by digital (electronic) meters, also known as smart meters. This paper discusses the political relevance of ICT-architecture through a review of recent developments in the Netherlands, involving the bumpy introduction of a national smart card for public transport and the plans for electronic traffic pricing based on actual road usage of individual cars. One of the underlying themes is the centralized or decentralized storage of privacy-sensitive data, where centralized informational control supports centralized societal control.
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