Surveillance, privacy and public space in the Stratumseind Living Lab

The smart city debate, beyond data

In this contribution I try to open up the debate on smart cities and living labs, particularly in the field of law and policy, beyond the focus on data. I offer a glimpse of a broader perspective by examining the Stratumseind Living Lab through surveillance and privacy theory, exploring the implications both for privacy and public space itself. This broadening of scope confirms the claim that an adequate regulatory response to a matter as complex as privacy in public space in the context of smart cities requires stepping outside the frame of existing laws and regulations, including going beyond data protection law.