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1st ISIP 2017 – Round table: Smart cities, information security and IoT challenges

Round table: Smart cities, information security and IoT challenges


Development of new technologies and the information society in general involves all aspects of life in the contemporary society and all aspects of activities. Today’s surroundings of information and communication technologies and globalization processes has developed the Smart cities strategies which are focused on the quality of life, sustainable community development and energy efficiency through technology solutions. In addition, across the Europe, there are emerging smart islands that strive for self-sustaining economic development in many areas of life. Internet of things (furthermore IoT) refers to a networked interconnection of devices in everyday use that are often equipped with ubiquitous intelligence. It is based on processing of large quantities of data in order to provide useful information/service and enables an efficient regulatory policy in the area of IoT. One of the key challenges for the realization of the IoT includes security challenges, especially in the area of privacy and confidentiality among management of heterogeneities and limitations of network capacities. Those challenges will be based on information security management systems as well as on legal foundations. When considering the legal framework of security and privacy of the IoT, it has to be determined which model of regulation should be applied. Thereby, no traditional government regulation is actually appropriate for a global system such as IoT. The most important foundation consequently will be the regulatory foundations of European union (on the territory of EU) and, consequently building the model of self-regulation based partly on state and mostly on law international agreements which are to be considered as tools to govern the IoT.


information security, internet of things, legislation, privacy, smart cities, smart islands


Marija Boban, PhD, University of Split Faculty of Law, Croatia
Mario Weber, MsC, HAKOM, Croatia