Eurocities, a network of major European cities, has published a guide of key principals for using citizen data responsibly, SmartCitiesWorld reports. “Use of citizen data must generate tangible benefits for citizens and society,” the report states. Principles include sharing anonymous data with relevant stakeholders to maximize public value, citizens acting as data guardians, and conducting storage, management, processing and use of data in accordance with EU and national legislation. “People should have the same sense of security online as they do offline. This includes their ability to use, manage and access data,” Barcelona Chief Technology Officer and Eurocities Knowledge Society Forum Vice Chair Michael Donaldson said.
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