The municipality of Ansterdan wants to start a campaign from December to cause companies that work with sensors in the city to make a report in a special register. As previously announced, this notification must be made mandatory.
Alderman Touria Meliani (ICT and Digital City) reports this in response to to ask of the Amsterdam CDA. The party asked, among other things, from Amsterdam Sound, a project in which residents, with the help of professionals measure the sound, should also be in the registry. That’s right, according to Meliani. “The data that the sensors collect will be used by them for research purposes. This is a professional purpose and making it subject to reporting requirements.”
It doesn’t matter to the register if it’s about sensors that stay in the same place. Scan cars from Parking Management, which film streets so that motorists who do not have to be paid, must also be in them. Meliani: “The fact that the sensor moves is not a registration for inclusion in the register.” All sensors that are used for a professional purpose will soon be in it.
Meliani wants it to be complete soon, but she also wants to avoid “overcompletion”. Therefore, the sensor registering must also enter an end date. Should the sensor remain longer than that date, a new report must be made. After a time to be determined, owners will also be asked if the sensor is still there.
Owners will have the first half of next year to register their sensor. The alderman expects to understand who those owners are and also thinks that they will comply with the new rules. If there are no problems in the second half of 2022, any warnings can be removed at their expense. Whether that will actually happen has yet to be determined.
The municipality will inform industry organizations and large companies such as KPN and Google about the sensor register. Amsterdammers also receive information about it. “The moment enforcement starts, they are shown that they can report if they see a sensor that is not in the register. In this way, enforcement can be targeted.” Enforcers look for the owner by means of a site visit.