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LA launches PPP to steer mobility innovation

LA launches PPP to steer mobility innovation

Urban Movement Labs aims to unite government, business, academics and residents around new mobility solutions for the city.

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’.

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Banks are more trusted to use personal data ethically than local authorities. Further, just seven per cent would trust public transport providers.

Madeira pilots biometric ID system

Madeira pilots biometric ID system

The island is piloting a single-touch biometric identity system that will enable citizens to carry out a number of transactions with the government.

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.

City of Johannesburg battles ransomware attack

City of Johannesburg battles ransomware attack

South Africa’s largest city shut down its website and billing systems as a precautionary measure after a group hacked into the municipal authority’s network system.

Dubai launches cyber-security think-tank

Dubai launches cyber-security think-tank

The Dubai Electronic Security Centre will work with public and private sector entities to develop solutions to protect against current and future cyber-attacks.

Smart City Expo announces awards finalists

Smart City Expo announces awards finalists

A total of 28 cities and projects have been chosen across seven categories for the World Smart City Awards 2019 and winners will be announced on 20 November.

Mastercard establishes principles for data responsibility

Mastercard establishes principles for data responsibility

New initiative proposed after survey shows significant mistrust of companies in the handling of personal data

Why utilities and cities make powerful partnerships

Why utilities and cities make powerful partnerships

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a team of technology partners, is showing the way to what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships. Austin Ashe, General Manager of Intelligent Cities at Current by GE, tells SmartCitiesWorld more about this ground-breaking project.