New deal with Sidewalk Labs a huge win, says Waterfront Toronto’s privacy consultant

Earlier this week Waterfront Toronto’s privacy consultant Ann Cavoukian was shocked to find out about a confidential Sidewalk Labs document...

October 31st, 2019 Alex Coop

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

Ontario's privacy commissioner has added his voice to those raising objections to Sidewalk Labs’ proposed digital governance regime for Toronto's...

September 27th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Elevate: The smart city debate

Smart cities are a hot topic today; all the more so in Toronto with all of the controversy surrounding the...

September 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Alphabet’s Sidewalk labs partners with Ontario Teacher’s Pension to develop infrastructure

Sidewalk Labs LLC, an Alphabet subsidiary, has partnered with Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan to develop smart infrastructure solutions. Sidewalk Infrastructure...

August 30th, 2019 Tom Li

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

After over two years of controversy, Sidewalk Labs finally presented a 1,500-page draft master smart city plan for a government-owned...

June 25th, 2019 Alex Coop

Sidewalk Toronto: While waiting for plan, consider these conflicting papers

The proposed master plan for the controversial Quayside 'smart community' project on Toronto's waterfront is expected to be released to...

June 20th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Civil Liberties Assocaition follows through on threat to sue Toronto smart community

Toronto's promised showcase lakefront smart neighborhood has faced a number of objections during public meetings and in news columns, largely...

April 17th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Just figured out cloud, mobile, and data? Well ‘Built Tech’ is your next challenge

Just when IT pros thought we had cloud, mobile, data and social figured out, we can now add built tech...

April 2nd, 2019 Roberta Kowalishin

Hit the reset button on Sidewalk Toronto or face legal action, civil liberties association tells government

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), a civil society dedicated to defending Canadian rights and freedoms, has threatened legal action...

March 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith