Nesta report on reclaiming urban public space

Here’s a recent report by UK (social) innovation org Nesta on how cities can responsibly deploy and govern digital sensors in urban spaces.

Where [..] sensors are installed by commercial actors without making sure citizens can properly consent, we become unwitting objects of pervasive privacy infringements that we don’t have the chance to opt out of.

To shed some light on this little-known problem, this report seeks to showcase examples of how commercial sensors are used in city spaces, what those cities affected have been able to do about it and what other cities could take away from such experiences.

The report sets out a number of concrete actions cities can take to increase their influence and effectiveness in protecting the data of their residents and visitors.

Link to the report >>

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