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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.

Sidewalk Labs publishes 1,500-page Toronto smart city plan: More questions than answers?

Sidewalk Labs publishes 1,500-page Toronto smart city plan: More questions than answers?

Sidewalk Labs has put forward a detailed 1,500-page plan, but Waterfront Toronto has raised concerns in a number of areas.

Portland pilots Sidewalk Labs’ mobile location data software

Portland pilots Sidewalk Labs’ mobile location data software

The tool uses location data to model how people travel in cities.

Sidewalk Labs prototypes community participation tool

Sidewalk Labs prototypes community participation tool

The company is working with Digital Public Square on Collab, which aims to support communities by helping them to make more inclusive, collbaborative decisions.

Sidewalk Labs releases principles of good street design

Sidewalk Labs releases principles of good street design

The four principles are designed to act as a starting point for how cities can re-imagine and re-think their streets for pedestrians, bikes and transit.

Civil liberties association sues Canadian government over Sidewalk Labs' Toronto smart city

Civil liberties association sues Canadian government over Sidewalk Labs' Toronto smart city

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is suing Waterfront Toronto and three levels of government, asking for the project "to be reset".