About this Issue
Sensor networks and always-on data flows produce new service models and analytics to make modern cities and local communities more livable, sustainable, and equitable. At the same time, connected smart city devices raise concerns about individuals’ privacy, autonomy, and freedom of choice, as well as potential discrimination by institutions.
Working collaboratively with public, private, and civil society leaders, FPF is developing best practices to guide how cities and local communities collect, manage, and use personal data to improve services for citizens. FPF and its Smart Cities Working Group seek to promote fair and transparent data uses, provide practical guidance to help local governments navigate complicated privacy-related issues, and help individuals better understand and engage with data-driven programs in their communities.
FPF’s ultimate goal is to help individuals, local communities, and technology providers leverage the benefits of a data-rich society while minimizing threats to individual privacy and civil liberties.
We invite you to join the Future of Privacy Forum and participate in the Smart Cities Working Group.
Working Group Meetings
Smart Cities Working Group meetings are generally held Mondays from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET. FPF members are welcome to join these discussions. If you would like call-in information (or to be added to the working group), please contact Kelsey Finch at [email protected].
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