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It's already hard enough to get people to read the terms of service for the apps they use, and experts are skeptical we could expect any better of someone crossing into the boundary of a smart city neighbourhood, where sensors and data collection abound.

It’s already hard enough to get people to read the terms of service for the apps they use, and experts are skeptical we could expect any better of someone crossing into the boundary of a smart city neighbourhood, where sensors and data collection abound.

Source: CBC News

Date: January 18th, 2018

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/smart-cities-privacy-data-personal-information-sidewalk-1.4488145

Discussion

1) “Sidewalk Labs is basing its smart city proposal on this post-industrial stretch of Toronto known as Quayside — the sort of place where garbage cans and recycling bins can keep track of when and how often they’re used, environmental probes can measure noise and pollution over time and cameras collect data to model and improve the flow of cars, people, buses and bikes throughout the day.”  What sorts of privacy issues arise from the collection of this sort of data?

2) Should individuals be able to block or delete data that pertains just to them, say location based data, or where their recycling bin is?

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