“In urban contexts where services based on personal data are legion, and yet cities and citizens obtain little in the way of value from them, a Self Data approach might very well turn the tables — not only because it seeks to protect people’s privacy, although that is crucial, but largely because it is sustained by individual and collective empowerment through data use.” Self Data Cities Toolkit, Fing, 2019.
For the past year, Fing has been working with three major French cities — Nantes Métropole, (the energy transition), La Rochelle (sustainable mobility), and Greater Lyon (social welfare) — to enable them to implement a Self Data experiment of their own as early as 2020. This playbook is the fruit of our work together. Its central objective is to put Fing methods into the hands of other metropolitan areas looking to dive into Self Data, so they can do so feeling suitably equipped. In this kit you will find:
Happy experimenting with Self Data in your region!