World Economic Forum to Lead G20 Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance


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  • World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the G20 presidency, will lead a new global effort to establish universal norms and guidelines for implementation of smart city technology
  • Global Smart Cities Alliance will advance how technology is used in public places and promote core principles including transparency, privacy and security
  • Japan’s presidency of the G20, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, marks the first-time smart city technologies and global technology governance have been elevated to the main agenda

San Francisco, USA, 27 June 2019 – The World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, has been selected to act as the secretariat for a new G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance.

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