PROJECT

Charter for digital data in Montreal

This Charter is governed by 13 principles that are expressed in the form of 3 commitments, namely: To guarantee human rights in the digital age; To ensure the primacy of the general interest and the common good; Putting data to work for the future.

Initiated in May 2019, at the launch of Montréal’s digital strategy, the Montréal Digital Data Charter is the result of collaboration and consultation between the Montréal Urban Innovation Laboratory, the Information Technology Department, numerous collaborators from various city departments, partners from the digital and academic worlds, and the Montréal community. It should also be noted that, from the outset of the process, the City was able to count on the active collaboration of Nicolas Merveille of the Université du Québec à Montréal. This Charter is governed by 13 principles that are expressed in the form of 3 commitments, namely 1) To guarantee human rights in the digital age; 2) To ensure the primacy of the general interest and the common good; 3) Putting data to work for the future. Although the Charter is complementary to existing legal frameworks, it is intended to evolve and may be improved over time as new approaches emerge.

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