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Twenty-one states signed today a Council of Europe treaty aimed at strengthening the principles and rules for the protection of personal data at international level. The treaty, an Amending Protocol, updates the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Information Policy
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid attended a high-level event on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly, where Estonia and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched their cooperation project to support the development of e-governance, informs LETA/BNS. The cooperation... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Information Policy
Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone. From the personal computer to the internet to the smartphone to the Internet of Things, we are increasingly living in a technologically driven... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Information Policy
JPMorgan Chase today announced the creation of AdvancingCities, a new $500 million, five-year initiative to drive inclusive growth and create greater economic opportunity in cities across the world. AdvancingCities applies insights from JPMorgan Chase’s proven model for impact in Detroit,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Information Policy
A smart city is a framework, largely composed of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), to develop, deploy and promote sustainable development practices to address growing urbanization challenges. For as complex as the topic of smart cities can be, a big... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Information Policy
Try to picture the state environment where you currently live and define it with an adjective that comes to mind. It might be beautiful, warm, or even modernized, but is it smart? This further begs the question of what a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Information Policy
Our ‘Dual Focus PhD’ series tracks the working lives of our part-time PhD fellows. Many work at the highest of levels, both nationally and internationally, including for other parts of the UN System. They come to Maastricht for our unique... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Information Policy
Malaysia is on the right track to realise its smart cities vision under the 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 (11MP), information and communications technology (ICT) leader NEC Corporation of Malaysia Sdn Bhd (NEC Malaysia) said. “In fact, we are already living... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Information Policy
Planners tell us smart-city initiatives will improve our lives, for example by smoothing traffic flow. But a dense web of sensors, meters and cameras allied to facial recognition programs means our every move can be tracked by Rachel Cheung When... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Information Policy
What will tomorrow’s cities look like? Probably like Singapore. Siemens has teamed up with this city-state’s government to develop smart city concepts that could become models for the rest of the world. The term “smart city” has become a buzzword... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Information Policy
The project "Smart Cities - Development of an Urban Governance Framework" researches the effects of digitization on urban development and highlights the opportunities, risks and recommendations for German cities of the future. The study is carried out in cooperation with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Information Policy
Only two hours from Warsaw and beautifully situated on the Vistula River, Kazimierz Dolny attracts over a million tourists a year. It has not changed much since the Renaissance, when it was a thriving grain-trading centre. Today it is a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Information Policy
Dive Brief: Battery-electric buses have noticeable environmental benefits over diesel and natural gas buses in the form of fewer greenhouse gas emissions, even when taking into consideration the electricity generated to operate and charge the buses, according to a study... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Information Policy
As the augmented reality market matures, Information Age looks at how immersive technology can help in the development of smart cities. Anecdotally, AR is set to be big. Surveys say this. Gartner predicts it, and Tim Cook, the Apple CEO... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Information Policy
Latin America and Europe have never been so close. The BELLA (Building Europe Link to Latin America) consortium, whose leading investor is the European Commission, has signed a contract agreement with EllaLink, a private consortium, to launch the deployment of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at Information Policy
Bob Bennett is the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. My Silicon Valley was actually comprised of bits of Silicon – desert sand – about 40 miles south of Mosul, Iraq. In early 2004, I was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at Information Policy
As part of Information Age's Smart City Month, Simon Wilson from HPE Aruba, explains that smart cities need an open infrastructure that is built on open industry standards to succeed To truly improve the welfare of citizens, the smart city... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at Information Policy
Nearly 2,800 parking sensors have been installed across Adelaide's CBD and could be in operation within weeks as the council's latest Smart City project prepares for launch. The sensors beneath existing parks will notify a person through the Park Adelaide... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at Information Policy
For Smart Cities to flourish, the people who actually live in them must be empowered and enabled. This was the core theme of Smart Cities New York, which was promoted under the motto of “Powered by People.” Held from May... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at Information Policy
City leaders across the globe are predicted to spend upwards of $41 trillion by 2020 to deploy smart city technologies within their locales. From Toronto to Tokyo, cities are vying to harness the benefits of the Internet of Things (“IOT”)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Information Policy
The Sultanate of Oman has signed a preliminary agreement with South Korea to build a “smart city” in its Indian Ocean port of Duqm. The memorandum of understanding was signed last week at the Oman–Korea Business Forum in Muscat, attended... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Information Policy
The concept of a ‘smart city’ is thrown around so much in this day and age that some may forget to stop and reflect on what does and doesn’t constitute one. With this in mind, here are the elements that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Information Policy
How government CIOs can exploit conversational AI to deliver more personalized, digital services to their citizens. Vienna’s residents and tourists do not have to rely on the kindness of strangers or scroll through long lists of website links to find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Information Policy
Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea signed on Wednesday, July 25, the contract with Deloitte for drafting the Romanian capital’s Smart City strategy. Deloitte will get close to RON 500,000 (EUR 107,500) for this service. The consultancy firm has 17 days to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Information Policy
IoT and Big Data on Smart City A smart city is classified as a place where citizens live well-organized urban life with the help of information and communication technology (ICT) while maintaining sustainability and causing the least harm to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Information Policy