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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.

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Shedding Light on Smart City Privacy
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March 31, 2017 | Kelsey Finch

Shedding Light on Smart City Privacy

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum is releasing a new tool for municipal and technology leaders: a visual guide “Shedding Light on Smart City Privacy.” This tool will help citizens, companies, and communities understand the technologies at the heart of smart city and smart community projects – and their potential impact on privacy.

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What's Happening: Smart Cities

‘Successful smart city leaders will be smart on privacy’
Future of Privacy Forum Releases Interactive Tool for Understanding the Technologies Powering Smart Cities
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March 31, 2017 | Melanie Bates

Future of Privacy Forum Releases Interactive Tool for Understanding the Technologies Powering Smart Cities

Brussels, Belgium – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released Shedding Light on Smart City Privacy, a new tool designed to help citizens, companies, and communities understand the technologies at the heart of smart city and smart community projects as well as their potential impact on privacy. The guide was released by FPF Policy Counsel, Kelsey Finch, during the panel Cities of the Future, Data of the Present: Protecting Privacy and Fostering Development at RightsCon Brussels, a conference exploring the societal impact of technology and policy.

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