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How cities can leverage citizen data while protecting privacy

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  • Analysis of data from 380,000 government requests across 112 Indian cities signals direction to take in order to protect citizen data.
  • Researchers ranked different digital governmental modules by how they secured citizen data, and whether all collected data was necessary to complete a task.
  • Citizens send data to these modules and monitor progress of their inquiries in apps, but much of this information is usually visible to the public.
  • They defined model cities that perform best in maximizing privacy and efficiency, and cities around the world could adopt similar methodologies.
  • Now the team wants to develop tools that will help determine which data can and cannot be made public, in order to help governments develop better technologies.

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