The term "smart city" surfaced more than 20 years ago as an umbrella term to describe a large and varied set of emerging technologies pitched to help cities operate more efficiently. Since then, this group of technologies has come to include location tracking, facial recognition technology, and many other privacy-invasive data collections often deployed by large tech companies to communities without input. Should we be worried? In this pre-recorded seminar, complete with TikToks and public advocate interviews, TAPP Fellow, Rebecca Williams explores different technologies in different cities to showcase their harms and how public advocacy can shape their future.

*This event will be prerecorded.