Privacy and information valued as a step forward to creating privacy rights for Portlanders

Last November 5 and 6, 2018, City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights, Smart City PDX and the Mayor’s office organize a privacy and information protection community engagement session to review how the City of Portland can become a better data steward for the people of our city. Officials from the City of Seattle and Oakland joined the discussion and shared challenges that their cities are dealing with around information privacy.

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City of Portland one of eight Smart Cities to watch

StateTech identifies eight Smart Cities to watch in an October 2018 article. City of Portland and seven other cities are discussed as communities with foundational smart city plans which focus on governance and community outreach, not just technology. Kevin Martin, Smart City PDX Manager, is interviewed in the article discussing City of Portland’s vision to help ensure data and technology solutions support existing city goals and technological services are available to all Portlanders.

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Portland establishes itself as a national Smart Cities leader with the adoption of the Smart City PDX Priorities Framework

Every day, new technologies are emerging that offer amazing potential to transform our cities. But cities aren’t built for gadgets and sensors, they’re built for people. The Smart City PDX Priorities Framework will guide the City of Portland’s use of new technology to reduce inequities and disparities for people who have been left behind, specifically people of color and people with disabilities. And not just for today, but for the Portland community of tomorrow.

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