Toronto Public Library Should Control Data Collected at Quayside, Board of Trade Says
From The Star:
The Toronto Region Board of Trade is calling for the Toronto Public Library to oversee and create policies related to data collected at Sidewalk Labs’ proposed smart city.
But is the library the best place for this?
In a 17-page report released Wednesday called BiblioTech (a play on the French word bibliothèque, which means library in English), the board of trade said it chose the Toronto Public Library — which has 100 branches across the city and more than 10 million books — to oversee data governance at Quayside and other future smart city projects in Toronto because the library is a “long-standing public institution with broad respect in the technology community.”
The library is also known for its “balanced approach” to data policy and information management, the board said in a statement Wednesday.
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See Also: Full Text Report (Discussed in Article): BiblioTech Beyond Quayside: A City-Building Proposal for the Toronto Public Library to Establish a Civic Data Hub ||| Report News Release
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