The International Association of Privacy Professionals reports that “multiple” states have passed or have introduced bills in their legislature to provide privacy protection to consumers. As well, David Hoffman’s article “Privacy and the City” has reminded us of the need to modernize privacy laws to reflect the new innovative on line realities of cities. In short, there is a need for guidance on “how to get it right” as the gaps in North American privacy laws become evident.
Using the experience of a medium size Atlantic Canadian city, this presentation will focus on how to deal with that challenge and effectively achieve privacy compliant collaboration across multiple projects aimed at making the city a better place to live and grow through personal and on-line engagement. The theme of the presentation will be privacy collaboration i. e. how to collaboratively develop privacy compliant standards and policies that act as signposts for approaches to Smart Cities projects. At the same time such collaboration will ensure that the effectiveness of a “Smart City’s “projects designed to improve the daily interactions with a municipal government is not impaired. The focus of the presentation will be on providing an effective collaborative approach to developing such privacy standards and policies across multiple challenges that include:
- Using existing personal data for further use and still be privacy compliant
- Accessing location data with consent to improve daily living experiences for accessibility challenged individuals
- -How to successfully de-identify program data from community service organizations (e.g. homeless shelters, and home assistance services such as “Meals on Wheels” and snow removal and lawn care) to provide better data to measure the effectiveness of programs and services to these groups.
- Re-connecting with citizens to improve transactional relationships in such areas as complaints, property taxes, and transportation and recreational services.
The presentation will use information gathered by the presenter as a consultant on the required privacy impact assessment to the City of Fredericton, a Canadian Smart Cities Competition finalist. The presenter worked with the city and the leads on each of five projects involved in the city’s proposal to develop a “due diligence” privacy impact assessment of the project as part of the city’s proposal.
 See “U.S. State Privacy Law Comparison” by Mitchell Noordyke @ IAPP @ https://iapp.org/news/a/us-state-comprehensive-privacy-law-comparison/