The Canadian Civil Liberties Association may take legal action to stop the Sidewalk Labs smart-city project from going forward, the Toronto Star reports. The group sent an open letter to the federal and Ontario government, as well as Toronto Mayor John Tory. In the letter, the CCLA states it does not plan to proceed until all three levels of the government have put the proper “digital data governance policies” in place for “appropriate” information collection. The group said it wants the Sidewalk Labs project to be “reset” rather than scrapped entirely. Editor's Note: Emilie Scott, CIPP/C, writes about the trouble with informed consent in smart cities in this piece for Privacy Perspectives.
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