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Citizen attitudes towards smart city privacy in Greater Sydney

Share your views on the the use of technology and data to improve efficiency, manage operations, deliver services and infrastructure, and inform policy.

As smart city initiatives are rolled out across Greater Sydney, we are interested in citizens’ awareness, concern and expectations surrounding smart city privacy.

The term “smart cities” refers to the use of technology and data to improve efficiency, manage operations, deliver services and infrastructure, and inform policy. In a smart city, sensors embedded in the built environment collect large amounts of data, ranging from traffic and transport information to citizens’ movements and behaviour - thus raising privacy concerns.

You are invited to share your views on this issue in an online focus group discussion. During the focus group, you will be asked to reflect a series of scenarios based on the collection and use of data associated with specific smart city technologies.

The focus group will run for a total of 90 minutes. If you are selected to participate, you will be reimbursed in recognition of your time upon completion of the session.

Eligibility

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are aged 18 years or older
  • Reside in Greater Sydney
  • Are able to understand and converse in English
  • Have access to a device with an Internet connection and a working microphone, and are able to access and operate Zoom video conferencing (note that the session will be audio and video recorded).

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please register your interest by completing this questionnaire

If you would like to know more about the study, please feel free to contact Michelle Nguyen (Student Investigator) at mngu9683@uni.sydney.edu.au.