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DECODE: Amsterdam and Barcelona share takeaways from data commons pilots

DECODE: Amsterdam and Barcelona share takeaways from data commons pilots

As part of DECODE, pilots in Amsterdam and Barcelona over the last three years have used advanced technology to allow citizens to decide with whom they share their data and on what terms. 

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.

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?

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.

London councillors give their views on digital transformation

London councillors give their views on digital transformation

As part of its drive to build a smarter London, the GLA asked 202 councillors their views on using technology to redesign and rebuild public services, personal data use and sensors