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Understanding Data Usage Control in a Smart City


SmartUCON is a combination of access control, digital rights management(DRM), and trust management unifying all three areas. UCON is different from the traditional models like DAC, MAC, and RBAC as it is flexible to implement different access control scenarios in open environments. Usage control regulates the usage of information after initial access was granted. This article explores the role of Usage Control in the enhancement of security and privacy in a smart city. The Usage Control model consists of a total of six components and the added core components enhance the authorization process.

Smart cities consist of public and private actors that provide various services, such as energy management for public buildings, waste management, public lighting, mobility management, and intelligent parking. Each of these services requires a variety of sensors and actuators.

These sensors continuously collect information about the environment in which they are deployed. The collected data is ...


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