Pervasive public and private surveillance made possible by new technologies challenges long-standing social norms of privacy and individual rights and civil liberties. Those using the technologies gain enormous power to make our everyday lives transparent to themselves while rendering their own practices increasingly invisible to those whose data they are appropriating. At the same time, the public has become increasingly reliant on the new information and communication tools for social participation, thereby increasing their transparency and dependency.
By Bianca Wylie and Melissa Goldstein
Since the start of the Sidewalk Toronto project, community members have been creating a running list of questions for the Sidewalk Toronto project team. Many of them remain unanswered.