New technologies promise to help municipalities better manage urban environments and deliver services in a more effective and efficient way. They can help to make communities more liveable, sustainable, and fair. Many involve the collection and use of large amounts of information, including personal information. Cities or municipalities that use these connected technologies are often described as “smart cities.”
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) provides independent oversight of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). This act protects the privacy of personal information by setting rules for its collection, use and disclosure by municipalities and municipal institutions. These rules also give individuals the right to access their own personal information.
IRIS R&D Group is MFIPPA compliant.