Smart Cities News

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.

30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan

30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan

A group of Toronto leaders have co-signed a letter urging citizens and officials to give Sidewalk Labs’ controversial smart city proposal a chance.

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.

Toronto releases first ever resilience strategy

Toronto releases first ever resilience strategy

The city’s Resilience Office engaged with more than 8,000 Torontonians and 75 partner organisations to develop the resilience strategy.

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.

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.