Privacy Plans for Google Smart City in Toronto Unveiled

Privacy Plans for Google Smart City in Toronto Unveiled

Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs recently submitted a draft proposal which details how the firm will handle data privacy concerns related to the smart city it is planning to build in Toronto.

The company’s head of governance Alyssa Harvey Dawson says that they want an independent organization called the Civic Data Trust to set rules and control the data which will be made open and accessible to people while offering privacy protection.

Those who wish to collect or access the data will have to ask for the Trust’s approval, including Sidewalk Labs. She added that de-identified urban data should be made freely and publicly available as a default matter.

Source: Ottawa Citizen

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