Sidewalk Labs pulls the plug on smart city project

This story has been updated since the morning of May 7 to include additional comments from Ann Cavoukian, as well...

May 7th, 2020 Alex Coop

What’s ahead for Sidewalk Labs development in 2019?

OPINION It is now possible that the Sidewalk Labs - Waterfront Toronto partnership intended to play a key role in...

December 31st, 2018 David Crane

How does California’s tough new data privacy law affect Canadian businesses?

Recent press around the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, passed last week, may have Canadian business leaders wondering how...

July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Federal government launches consultations for national data strategy

Even before Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal started making headlines, experts were sounding the alarm about how the mountains of data...

June 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google Duplex broke the Turing test and leaps across the uncanny valley

This is the editor's letter for the May 2018 edition of CanadianCIO. If we push artificial intelligence across the uncanny...

May 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Holding AI accountable: public leaders organize to ensure algorithms influencing government are ethical

In the 2002 movie Minority Report, three "Precogs" that have the God-given ability to see into the future are used to...

May 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Rohit Aggarwala, Sidewalk Toronto

Sidewalk Toronto commits to Privacy by Design principles amid citizen concerns

Responsible data use and privacy are top priorities of Sidewalk Toronto’s smart city development project in Toronto’s Quay Side community,...

May 4th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Tech a minor component of Toronto’s new ‘smart neighbourhood,’ Sidewalk Labs exec says

TORONTO - It's easy for the layperson to interpret Sidewalk Labs' newest project as "Google is building a high-tech neighbourhood...

March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

You don’t have to sacrifice privacy for security, says former Ontario privacy commissioner

Ann Cavoukian spent more than 15 years as Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner between 1997 and 2014, but her new...

February 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs