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Sidewalk Labs details digital systems, says it won't sell data or use facial recognition

Sidewalk Labs details digital systems, says it won't sell data or use facial recognition

A new Digital Innovation Appendix outlines all proposed digitally enabled systems for Waterfront Toronto, aiming to clarify the ‘how’ and ‘who’ for each service as well as the ‘what’ and ‘why’.

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Comments from Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel include “frustratingly abstract” and “unwieldy and repetitive”.

Sidewalk Labs launches advanced infrastructure partnership

Sidewalk Labs launches advanced infrastructure partnership

Sidewalk Labs and its parent company Alphabet are partnering with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to form a spin-out company focusing on next-generation infrastructure.

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.

Civil liberties association sues Canadian government over Sidewalk Labs' Toronto smart city

Civil liberties association sues Canadian government over Sidewalk Labs' Toronto smart city

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is suing Waterfront Toronto and three levels of government, asking for the project "to be reset".

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

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.

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.