Saturday, October 27, 2018

Building better cities, starting with privacy issues

That wiggle room concerns Cavoukian. She believes all Quayside data should be de-identified at source to maintain citizen privacy. "The minute you say, 'well it's going to be their choice,' you can bet more and more data will be collected in personally identifiable form," she said. "Because that's the treasure trove. That's what everybody wants."

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If you know what each citizen does, such as what resources they utilize, and what routes they take, you could create a better functioning city. BUT, you could also be spying on your citizens. There's the rub.  How to collect data of a citizen's routine, but keep it private?

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