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More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

As research finds ransomware attacks against governments on the rise, the US Conference of Mayors has passed a resolution calling on cities not to pay assailants after cyber-attacks.

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.

A third of citizens unaware of digital government services

A third of citizens unaware of digital government services

More than half of citizens in a multi-country survey said trust in government would increase if they better communicated how e-gov services could improve their lives.

Met becomes first UK police force to use drones to monitor road users

Met becomes first UK police force to use drones to monitor road users

The focus is on deterring dangerous drivers and the drones will be used to support the gathering of intelligence and evidence.

Commissioner calls for new privacy laws to address smart city risks

Commissioner calls for new privacy laws to address smart city risks

Brian Beamish says Ontario’s privacy laws have not kept pace with digital technologies and practices such as sensors, big data analytics and AI.