Data Care brings citizens, businesses and city administrators together to speculate about alternative and desirable city data futures.
This puts power back in the hands of the people whose data may have been collected without an understanding of the full implications of collecting such data.
For example, advocates of adding a new smart city element, such as technology that collects a number of people walking underneath a street light, can use data simulation to demonstrate the benefits that would come from collecting such data.
Members of the smart city could then use similar data simulation tools to demonstrate the possible risks that would come from collecting such data.
This would allow for valuable consultation and discussion to take place between groups that has traditionally not occurred.