Toronto Metropolis Council has unanimously adopted the Digital Infrastructure Strategic Framework (DISF).
It would function an overarching technique for the way choices associated to the Metropolis’s know-how and information are made, together with the values that ought to information decision-making on a day-to-day foundation, and within the long-term.
Equitable and inclusive
The DISF was created in response to a February 2019 Metropolis Council directive to develop a citywide coverage framework and governance mannequin related to digital infrastructure. Enter and recommendation from a variety of audiences, together with a neighborhood advisory group, members of the general public and trade stakeholders, helped to form and finalise the framework.
The brand new Metropolis-wide technique is based on a set of ideas. These are designed to make sure that choices the Metropolis makes associated to know-how and information are:
- equitable and inclusive
- allow top quality and progressive public companies
- improve the standard of life and financial prosperity of Torontonians,
- prioritise privateness and safety
- guarantee transparency
- present extra alternatives for public session.
“With know-how taking part in an more and more main position in Metropolis companies and residents’ lives, the DISF is a crucial step in making certain choices made associated to know-how are equitable, inclusive and prioritise privateness and safety”
The DISF will apply to know-how and information initiatives in all Metropolis divisions in addition to digital infrastructure initiatives in Metropolis-owned areas of the general public realm together with streets, sidewalks, parks, open areas and publicly accessible parts of Metropolis-owned buildings. It won’t apply to non-public residences or privately owned parts of the general public realm.
“With know-how taking part in an more and more main position in Metropolis companies and residents’ lives, the DISF is a crucial step in making certain choices made associated to know-how are equitable, inclusive and prioritise privateness and safety,” stated Toronto mayor John Tory.