EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ingrid van Engelshoven, deputy mayor of The Hague in the Netherlands, believes there is still a lot of work to be done on privacy and security to increase trust among the public in the mobile industry.
The Hague Security Delta, which claims to be the largest security cluster in Europe, has more than 400 partners, and works to “stimulate economic development and innovation” for a range of security initiatives, bringing together governments, the private sector, corporations and knowledge institutes.
Engelshoven told Mobile World Live cyber security remains one of The Hague’s biggest concerns, as she opened up on some of the work needed to ensure a “secure internet”.
“We need to raise awareness because the world is becoming more digital. Every house is now connected, and we even have driverless cars. But to have them working in real time, we need a secure internet,” she said. “There are cyber attacks every minute so there’s a lot of work to be done. Not only in design, but also in regulation.”
During the interview, Engelshoven also talked through some of The Hague’s wider long-term ambitions on smart cities and smart solutions.
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