“A blatant disregard for resident concerns about data and digital infrastructure.”

Panel member for Google's Smart City resigns over privacy concerns

#Privacy

Sat, Oct 6th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Vice reports that Saadia Muzaffar, a member of the Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel, has resigned from her position due to concerns on how Google will "surveil them and handle their data." Full resignation letter is here.

“The most recent public roundtable in August displayed a blatant disregard for resident concerns about data and digital infrastructure,” Muzaffar wrote. “Time was spent instead talking about buildings made of wood and the width of one-way streets, things no one has contested or expressed material concern for in this entire process.”

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