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Are data trusts part of the answer to smart city data governance?

Are data trusts part of the answer to smart city data governance?

In the light of recent scandals, cities have no choice but to pay urgent attention to data governance issues. Could data trusts be part of the solution?

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

Report calls for new regulation to 'rein in' big tech

Report calls for new regulation to 'rein in' big tech

Regulation of the digital world has not kept pace with its role in our lives, says the UK’s House of Lords Communications Committee.

Canadian Civil Liberties Association threatens legal action over Sidewalk Toronto

Canadian Civil Liberties Association threatens legal action over Sidewalk Toronto

The association is calling on the national, provincial and local governments to put in place digital data governance policies after "adequate" public consultation

Poll suggests 55% support Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project as grassroots group mobilises to block it

Poll suggests 55% support Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project as grassroots group mobilises to block it

The Toronto Region Board of Trade says headlines about a ‘techlash’ against the Sidewalks project may not accurately represent public sentiment. Grassroots campaigners disagree.

Sidewalk Labs shares latest Waterfront Toronto concepts

Sidewalk Labs shares latest Waterfront Toronto concepts

Sidewalk Labs has released an update to the proposal for its new smart city development but the project continues to attract controversy.

Canadians concerned about smart city privacy but open to public uses of data

Canadians concerned about smart city privacy but open to public uses of data

“Canadians are rightly worried about invasion of privacy in smart cities,” the researchers conclude.

Smart cities get their houses in order

Smart cities get their houses in order

Smart city conversations don’t typically encompass housing. That could be changing, writes Sarah Wray.

Report highlights cities’ public engagement gap

Report highlights cities’ public engagement gap

The research canvassed the views of over 10,000 people across 10 global cities on how they feel about their city’s infrastructure.

Could public libraries be custodians of smart city data?

Could public libraries be custodians of smart city data?

The approach has been put forward as a solution to the ongoing debate about data governance at Toronto’s Waterfront Quayside project.