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New York City considers banning the sale of mobile location data

New York City considers banning the sale of mobile location data

With a lack of federal law to specifically protect consumers, a local bill proposes banning the practice of selling mobile users’ location data.

Virginia to undertake statewide survey to develop data governance policy

Virginia to undertake statewide survey to develop data governance policy

The state’s chief data officer will develop a data governance policy to streamline data-sharing and protection and address issues such as security and privacy.

Transport for London collects anonymous data via Wi-Fi to improve Tube journeys

Transport for London collects anonymous data via Wi-Fi to improve Tube journeys

The company says individual customer data will never be shared and has worked with the Information Commissioner’s Office to ensure privacy concerns were addressed.

Two thirds of consumers think connected devices are "creepy"

Two thirds of consumers think connected devices are "creepy"

Consumers are distrustful of how devices collect data about people and their behaviours and more than half don’t trust them to protect privacy.

Kainos joins Urban Data Project to help build citizen trust in smart cities

Kainos joins Urban Data Project to help build citizen trust in smart cities

The digital services and platform provider will help develop and support the City Data Guardian platform that aims to safeguard citizen data.

Consumers willing to dump apps that collect personal data

Consumers willing to dump apps that collect personal data

While distrustful of third parties who capitalise on the use of private data, consumers believe advanced technologies such as AI could help to cure the data privacy problem.
Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

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Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Ahead of her participation at Smart IoT Connect, Davina Fell, Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager, Southwark Council, talks to Sarah Wray about councils’ connectivity challenges – and opportunities.

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