“Ultimately, data must be used to improve society. It is about us. Here in the Netherlands, we want to feel that it will contribute to a better society. That there is a form of reciprocity: that we are in control and can make choices. With COVID-19, you can see that the government is taking the lead, but ethics and privacy are still major considerations in developing a Corona app. Society has to feel comfortable with it.”
In the Amsterdam Area, a group of digital pioneers is working on the development of the Amsterdam Data Exchange (AMdEX). AMdEX focuses on the value of control, from the Tada manifesto. AMdEX is intended to provide control over shared data.
We’re thrilled to have Royal Haskoning RHDV as a signatory of the Tada (https://tada.city/) movement in #Amsterdam.
"We know that the promise of using data can be huge – and this ties in closely in our collaboration with City of Amsterdam to optimise peopleflows in the city centre," says Frank Legter (Director Business Unit Transport & Planning Europe) "But we must ensure that we collect data correctly and enable people to stay in control of their data so that we create responsible digital cities."