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Ontario privacy commissioner worries about lack of data oversight in proposed Sidewalk Labs plan

Ontario’s privacy commissioner has added his voice to those raising objections to Sidewalk Labs’ proposed digital governance regime for Toronto’s planned data-driven lakefront Quayside project. A lack of independent public oversight, a cumbersome mandate that overlaps with provincial and federal watchdogs and an insufficient role for the city are the main objections of commissioner Brian …

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Elevate: The smart city debate

Smart cities are a hot topic today; all the more so in Toronto with all of the controversy surrounding the proposed smart city district at the Quayside. The project, which is being helmed by Sidewalk Labs, has been slowed down due to concerns from citizens of the city regarding data privacy, as well as the …

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk labs partners with Ontario Teacher’s Pension to develop infrastructure

Sidewalk Labs LLC, an Alphabet subsidiary, has partnered with Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan to develop smart infrastructure solutions. Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) is a detachment from Sidewalk Labs and focuses on five key verticals including advanced mobility, energy, water and waste, digital infrastructure, and social infrastructure. Innovations from their collaboration would also help construct the …

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