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UK's ICO investigates use of live facial recognition technology

UK's ICO investigates use of live facial recognition technology

The Information Commissioner’s investigation follows concerns reported in the media regarding the use of the technology in the King’s Cross area of London.

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.

Brexit "chaos" threatening progress of technological change in the UK

Brexit "chaos" threatening progress of technological change in the UK

The mayor of London warns that the ongoing Brexit discussions are resulting in the Government side-lining preparations for the impact of rapid technological change.

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.

InLinkUK rolls out call-blocking algorithm to prevent kiosks being used for crime

InLinkUK rolls out call-blocking algorithm to prevent kiosks being used for crime

InLinkUK and BT have worked with the police and local councils on the new technology which aims to cut anti-social behaviour such as drug dealing. Smart crime prevention or surveillance?

The ‘smartest neighbourhood in the world’ where citizens can trade their data

The ‘smartest neighbourhood in the world’ where citizens can trade their data

The Brainport Smart District (BSD) is being developed in Helmond’s Brandevoort area in the Netherlands