Waterfront Toronto has formed a Digital Strategy Advisory Panel made up of subject matter experts representing academia, the civic technology community and legal experts to address digital governance issues and make recommendations to Waterfront Toronto.
The Digital Strategy Advisory Panel is an arms-length body that provides objective, professional advice to Waterfront Toronto on important matters such as the ethical use of technology, accountability, transparency, protection of personal privacy, data governance, and cyber security.
It’s important that these issues are also considered together with the opportunity for broad and equitable benefits that can come from the intellectual property and data. We want to ensure that the issues and opportunities are addressed in a robust way to encourage innovation and economic development and preserve the public good.
The DSAP has advised Waterfront Toronto on the PDA and will continue to provide advice and guidance through the evaluation of the MIDP on matters including:
- Data Governance
- Intellectual Property
- Shared Benefits/Business Models
- Commercial and Operating Agreements
- IT Architecture and Platforms
Because the Quayside project may pilot first-to-market technologies, we expect that the panel will generate recommendations that could inform new federal and provincial digital governance laws and regulations.