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Sidewalk Labs pulls the plug on smart city project

Despite signs that a high-tech, sensor-laden neighbourhood was going to be a reality in Toronto’s east downtown waterfront after successful negotiations between Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto in October, the Google-affiliated development company is pulling the plug on the entire project.

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

Proposed data trust is supposed to ease public concerns about privacy, but watchdog finds many holes

Sidewalk Labs decision to offload tough decisions on privacy to third party is wrong, says its former consultant

Absent of an independent group that would oversee all digital innovations, as well as strict guidelines that would force any proposed project collecting or using urban data to de-identify personally identifiable data at source, Sidewalk Labs publicly released its 1,500-page draft Master Innovation and Development Plan for Toronto’s eastern waterfront.

Let Toronto Public Library hold smart city data, says Board of Trade

Report suggests taking data governance control over Toronto's planned smart city neighborhood completely away from a Google affiliate and the public agency overseeing the waterfront

Sidewalk Labs got more info than others before Toronto waterfront RFP issued: Ontario auditor

Provincial auditor says Google affiliate had a leg up on others. but Waterfront Toronto says it didn't have an unfair advantage

Inside Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto HQ

A tour of Sidewalk Labs' Toronto headquarters

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