Fredericton / Smart city

Data & Privacy

Our ambitious proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge involves tackling privacy challenges for each of the projects it encompasses, they involve four applicable privacy laws,

Our Privacy Principles

Below are the privacy principles developed to guide the projects that are part of the Fredericton and St. Mary’s First Nation Smart Cities Challenge proposal.

Respect
The Privacy Team of the Fredericton Smart Cities Task Force has from its inception, in viewing the legislated privacy obligations and the ten CSA privacy principles, approached the needs of the project with the philosophy of consideration for the privacy of each and every citizen who will participate in the projects in this proposal.  The thorough due diligence, even at the early conceptual stage, that the task force privacy team, has approached the requirements under each CSA Privacy principle as well as its full participation in the PIA process is ample evidence of this. The respect for the privacy rights of citizens is concomitant with its approach to the service delivery needs of citizens.

Anonymization
Each project is self-contained in its approach to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.  Other than to provide individual services and obtain feedback within the project, all personal data will be either de-identified or aggregated in terms of further use and disclosure outside the project.

Control
Each individual citizen of the city will control the further use and disclosure of their personal information by having the opportunity to be informed about intended further uses and disclosures in a thorough informed consent form.

“Necessity”
Only necessary personal information that is needed for the effective delivery of each of the projects selected.  This will be determined in the case Non-Profit Data Collaboration on the basis of existing data requirements for both projects. For all other projects, there will be a requirement to complete a data element template for each data element collected and explain why it will be necessary for the success of the project.

Consent 
Wherever possible, meaningful informed consent will be used prior to the collection of any personal information. Road Home and Non-Profit Data Collaboration will not use consent for existing data as the further use and disclosure will be a consistent use. But once those projects are operational, all future data collections will require consent for any new personal information collected on those projects.

Community Ownership
Fredericton and St. Mary’s First Nation communities are the owners of all aggregate information on each project. They will be consulted on any further uses and disclosures proposed for each project.

Consultation
Consultation with the residents of Fredericton and St. Mary’s First Nation on the progress of the overall project and uses of information obtained through the projects will occur on a regular basis.

Access
Each individual citizen of Fredericton and indigenous member of St. Mary’s First Nation will have the right to obtain their own information collected through each project.

Transparency, Accountability, and Open Government
FSCTF is committed to providing information showing the functionality of each project, the results of information gathered, and future service delivery options or plans.  It will openly identify the individuals and titles of all those project leads who would be responsible for each project.  Finally, it is committed to providing useful and helpful information in aggregate form about the identity of the city as a community, what its service needs are, and how they will be met.

Security
FSCTF is committed to ensuring that the privacy and security of its citizens is protected with respect to any personal information that they provide through the implementation of current privacy and security standards for information technology infrastructure and by effective administrative safeguards consistent with best privacy practices.