The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has caused Sidewalk Labs, a Google affiliate, to withdraw from the Toronto waterfront development partnership.
Regulating Sidewalk Labs proposed developments poses new challenges for assigning responsibility and oversight.
If governments can’t get something like Quayside right, that bodes ill for Canada’s digital future. The election gives us a chance to see where the parties stand on vital data governance issues.
A report based on public consultations conducted by Sidewalk Labs has still not answered many pressing concerns about privacy and consent in Toronto’s Quayside development.
Sidewalk Labs has released its Master Innovation and Development Plan and invited the public to provide feedback.
As cities aspire to be smarter, technologies are only part of the answer. No utopia on the horizon but we need hostistic answers more than ever before.
Smart city planning raises concerns with citizens regarding privacy and the use of their data.
Toronto’s Quayside smart city project needs a new, truly consultative process. An innovative method used by Brazil to develop its landmark Internet Bill of Rights may be the answer.
When building a smart city, it’s vital that governments and citizens know up-front who will control the collected data.