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Good Legislation to make COVIDSafe Trustworthy

Sun, 2020-05-03 13:01 -- Adam Beck
05/03/2020

Spearheaded by Peter Leonard, a team of leading Australian privacy professionals and academics consider that more is needed to ensure community trust in uptake of the COVIDsafe contact tracing app at this crucial time in pandemic management. They argue that there is a strong public purpose in both deploying a contact tracing app and ensuring meaningful and consistent controls around what happens to personal information of the community.

MEDIA RELEASE: New Digital Twin Resource Hub and Guidance Note Launches for Australia and New Zealand

Thu, 2020-04-30 12:50 -- Adam Beck
04/30/2020

A new Digital Twin resource hub for Australia and New Zealand has been launched to help promote the benefits of Digital Twin technology in helping activate data and create value for policy makers, practitioners, researcher’s, and the community.

Now available! Data Leadership Guidance Note: Privacy Impact Assessment

Wed, 2020-04-22 15:13 -- Adam Beck
04/22/2020

This Guidance Note provides an overview of Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for Cities, and outlines the fundamentals, benefits and key steps in undertaking a PIA. It is intended to assist local governments in managing privacy around new projects and initiatives.

Relevancy and empathy during the COVID-19 crisis - a letter from the Smart Cities Council

Wed, 2020-04-22 02:03 -- Philip Bane
04/21/2020

We have delayed publishing this letter as we have been busy working with cities and our partners during this global crisis. Our teams in ASEAN, Australia, India and North America have been working with cities and other liked minded organizations to do what they can to relieve suffering.
Our actions are guided by empathy, relevance and agility.

MEDIA RELEASE: City of Ipswich sets new path for smart cities built on transparency, trust and citizen benefit

Mon, 2020-04-20 08:26 -- Adam Beck
04/20/2020

The new Mayor of Ipswich City Council, Teresa Harding, has announced her intent on accelerating responsible governance through best-practice data leadership. Mayor Harding has revealed her vision for the establishment of Australia's first Transparency and Integrity Hub for publishing city financial data to rebuild public trust.

MEDIA RELEASE: Smart Cities Week Australia Still Convening Innovation Designed to Keep Cities Moving Forward

Tue, 2020-03-17 10:41 -- Adam Beck
03/17/2020

The Smart Cities Council hosted Smart Cities Week Australia 2020 event scheduled for 26-28 August in Melbourne will reorganise as a series of intense online collaborations, followed by a one-day networking opportunity.

MEDIA RELEASE: Darwin leads again on smart cities - First to join global project exchange

Mon, 2020-03-16 06:57 -- Adam Beck
03/16/2020

Following its nation leading ‘Switching on Darwin’ smart cities deployment, the City of Darwin has again demonstrated its commitment to digital innovation by becoming the first Australian city to join a global smart cities project exchange.

Smart Cities Info Cards launched

Wed, 2020-03-11 18:27 -- Adam Beck
03/11/2020

The Smart Cities Council launched today the first series of a new resource - the Smart Cities Info Cards. These cards are short and succinct knowledge resources to support awareness raising and building the capacity of government stakeholders and community members seeking to further engage in smart cities.

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