About Smart Cities

Smart cities are faster, more efficient, environmentally friendly, and better prepared in emergencies.  Civil servants have used data for years to track and understand traffic patterns, but opportunities presented by information technologies extend well beyond managing the roads.  The Future of Privacy Forum sees the value in technologies that inform and streamline municipal services without treading on consumer expectations of anonymity and privacy.  As such, FPF commits itself to engaging service providers, developers, policy makers and consumers in a dialogue over the application of data tools for the public good.

What's Happening: Smart Cities

FPF Comments on NITRD’s Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan
Looking Back at Smart Cities Week at FPF
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September 30, 2016 | Kelsey Finch

Looking Back at Smart Cities Week at FPF

If you’ve been in Washington, DC this week, you may have noticed a certain buzz in the air – and not just from the wifi-connected streetlights on Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s Smart Cities Week, and D.C. has been humming all week with urban leaders, leading companies, tech and civic innovators, open data gurus, and advocates and academics from all around the globe.

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NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission Proposal Raises Privacy Concerns for Apps
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May 19, 2015 | Joseph Jerome

NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission Proposal Raises Privacy Concerns for Apps

On Monday, the Future of Privacy Forum joined with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation, Center for Democracy & Technology, The Constitution Project, and Electronic Frontier Foundation to write the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) about its proposed rules regarding For-Hire Vehicle dispatch apps. We were especially concerned with the requirement that […]

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