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Is Data Privacy Important to You? Have Your Say on our Smart City Policy

Business and innovation | October 4, 2021

The City of Mississauga is creating a policy – the first of its kind in Canada – that will guide and control how technology is introduced and used across the city to improve the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors – a Smart City for everybody.

An action of the Smart City Master Plan, the goal of the Smart City Policy is to protect public privacy, freedom and democracy by addressing the demand for data privacy and security.

As part of our citizen-centred approach to policy development, residents and stakeholders are invited to learn more about Mississauga as a Smart City and provide input into the proposed policy. Everyone can participate by taking an online survey, attending one of two virtual community meetings featuring guest speaker Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, or by sharing an idea or asking a question online. The input received will help shape the Smart City Policy.

What:

 Community engagement on Mississauga’s proposed Smart City Policy.

 When/How:

  • Register to join one of two virtual community meetings featuring presentations by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and Dr. Brenda McPhail, Director, Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Program at Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Share a comment or ask a question during the Open Mic segment:
    • Friday, October 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday, October 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Unable to attend? View the recorded session starting mid-October at yoursay.mississauga.ca/smart-city-policy
  • Take the online survey until December 20, 2021

 Who:

  • Mississauga residents
  • Business owners
  • Members of Council
  • Post-secondary students and faculty
  • Technology and community partners
  • City’s Information Technology staff

To learn more about the proposed Smart City Policy, register for one of the virtual community meetings, ask a question or share an idea, visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/smart-city-policy.

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Media Contact:
Cynthia Ulba
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5051
cynthia.ulba@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151