The Tada website is no longer being updated, but Tada’s principles will continue to exist. Maintaining authority and control over your own data is of undiminished importance to people.
The promises of using data and new technologies also remain comprehensive; our cities are becoming greener and more liveable, healthcare more effective and education more accessible. But in addition to big promises, there are also big questions. For example, does everyone benefit equally from the digital revolution? What happens to the available data, now that more and more traffic is going online? Who develops the algorithms that provide insight into all this data? And what responsibility does this entail and for whom?
We, companies, governments, organisations and citizens, see this as a joint responsibility. With Tada we want to be an example for all digital cities in the world. That is why we have worked on shared values for responsible digitalisation.
The initiators of Tada started Tada in 2017. These were the Amsterdam Economic Board, the Municipality of Amsterdam, Waag, Schluss, CIONET, Amsterdam Smart City, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Kennisland and Amsterdam Data Science.
Together they came up with the Tada Manifesto and raised awareness about the importance of retaining authority and control over one’s own data. More than a thousand people and organisations have signed the manifesto.