Transparency and privacy key issues at Smart Cities Council meeting
Transparency and privacy were key issues identified at a recent Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand meeting.
The meeting brought together government stakeholders and Smart Cities Council members to explore current issues around technology use and data collection in the public sphere.
Over two hours, more than 30 meeting attendees participated in an online discovery session — outlining which technologies and systems they were deploying, what standards or guidance they were following, their level of confidence in deployment and the support they’ve received around their projects. They also looked at privacy strategies, concerns and barriers to success — identifying common interests and challenges and some potential pathways forward in the process.
A shortlist of further reading was also compiled to help council members and stakeholders better understand critical issues around implementing technology in the public realm including:
- Why Social Data Matters for Cities: What It Is, and What It’s Not — Lucinda Hartley, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer – Neighbourlytics
- Cities 4.0 – Privacy in the Age of Smart Cities — Nicole Stephensen, Principal Consultant – Ground Up Consulting
- Going Beyond Open Data — Public Sector Transparency – Neil Glentworth, Director – Community Data
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