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Data. They are a promise for life in the city. With data we can tackle major problems of modern cities making them cleaner, safer, healthier. But, only as long as people stay in control over data, and not the other way round.

We companies, government, communities and citizens see this as a team effort and want to be a leading example for all other digital cities spread across the globe. To get started, we have come together to set out the following shared principles.

We believe data make cities smarter. Join us in showing that we can make them wiser too.

I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO KNOW THAT

Control In the end i am the owner of my own data and i decide what happens with it.


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0 preceded you

What happens with all the data? Who do they belong to? Who develops the algorithms? Does everyone benefit? In other words, how should we handle data responsibly?

It’s simple.

As a city you make agreements about this. Agreements on how to design a responsible digital city.

Between

Everyone involved: government, companies, educational institutions, urban communities and citizens.

About

What you all consider to be important. So about possession, privacy, accountability, being tailored to people’s needs and wishes. About everything that should be crystal clear when you are working with data.

Principles

01

Inclusive

Our digital city is inclusive. We take into account the differences between individuals and groups, without losing sight of equality.

02

Control

Data and technology should contribute to the freedom of citizens. Data are meant to serve the people. To be used as seen fit by people to benefit their lives, to gather information, develop knowledge, find room to organise themselves. People stay in control over their data.

03

Tailored to the people

Data and algorithms do not have the final say. Humanity always comes first. We leave room for unpredictability. People have the right to be digitally forgotten, so that there is always an opportunity for a fresh start.

05

Open and transparent

What types of data are collected? For what purpose? And what are the outcomes and results? We are transparent about this.

04

Legitimate and monitored

Citizens and users have control over the design of our digital city. The government, civil society organizations and companies facilitate this. They monitor the development and the social consequences.

06

From everyone – for everyone

Data that the city, companies and other organizations generate from the city are held in common. Everyone can use them. Everyone can benefit from them. Together we make agreements about this.

Join us and sign the manifesto!

We, signatories – are happy to contribute to the development of a responsible digital city and actively provide room for innovative ideas that contribute to achieving this.