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Tomorrow’s Technology: Smart Cities and Privacy Rights

(St. Charles, MO) – Technology isn’t good or bad, it’s what we do with it that makes a difference one way or the other.

ATT Missouri President John Sondag* gives us a preview of how cities are being built and improved by integrating real time data.

From public transportation to law enforcement to road maintenance to utilities and infrastructure, the way communities operate is changing. It could mean roads get fixed faster, police respond to emergencies faster and traffic lights automatically adjust to traffic conditions to get you home sooner.

With increased possibilities, though, come increased chances of technology being abused. Who owns the information about you?

The ACLU of Missouri’s Jeffrey Mittman explains their #TakeCTRL campaign to raise awareness of personal privacy rights, especially as our personal information becomes more digital and more centralized. He’s concerned about both government and private businesses violating our privacy.

*ATT Missouri is a sponsor of “Missouri Viewpoints”

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