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We believe Quayside can set a new model for responsible data use in cities — anchored by an independent Civic Data Trust.

From its creation, Sidewalk Labs has recognized that digital tools have a big role to play — alongside great urban design and innovative policy — in tackling big urban challenges and improving quality of life in cities. The launch of Sidewalk Toronto sparked an active and healthy public discussion about data privacy, ownership, and governance.

Sidewalk Labs takes these issues seriously, and thanks everyone who has spoken up.

On Thursday, we will be presenting some initial proposals on digital governance in Quayside to Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel. We’re excited to get their feedback — and wanted to share our presentation with you.


Alyssa Harvey Dawson

Head of Data Governance @SidewalkLabs

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