A survey conducted by McMaster University found 88 percent of Canadians expressed some level of concern about their privacy in smart cities, The Conversation reports. Of the 1,011 individuals surveyed, 23 percent they said they were extremely concerned about smart-city privacy. When asked about what they wish to have done with their data, 71 percent would be open to their data used for traffic and city planning, and 63 percent said they would be open for police to use their information for crime prevention. However, a third of Canadians do not want law enforcement to access their data. Minority and indigenous participants expressed higher levels of disapproval to the concept.
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