Keumars Afifi-Sabet: Leeds smart city plans described as ‘akin to living under Stasi rule’

Keumars Afifi-Sabet: Leeds smart city plans described as ‘akin to living under Stasi rule’
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10/04/2021 – 13:24

“Leeds City Council’s plans to introduce a set of smart city projects have been criticised by a local councillor, who’s described the initiative as akin to living under the Stasi rule of East Germany.
The council is plotting to engage in several major smart city projects, according to documents seen by the Telegraph & Argus, which include introducing sensors to monitor pedestrian and traffic levels, as well as monitor air quality.

He likened the proposals to living under Communist rule at the time, a period which saw the Stasi state security service engage in extensive data collection against East German citizens.”

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https://www.itpro.co.uk/technology/smart-city/359162/leeds-smart-city-projects-will-try-to-influence-behaviour-changeIoT Council – What the Internet of Things means for societyRead More