It’s widely understood that between now and 2050, approximately six billion people will be living in urban environments. That’s three-quarters of the entire population of the planet living in cities. The sheer scope of issues, such as pollution, cost of living and traffic congestion, created by those numbers is staggering. How we transform our cities from the centuries-old model to modern versions that accept that these changes are happening will define how we live.
Ask any driver to identify a part of driving that makes them crazy and one answer will invariably be searching for parking. The idea of circling city streets, scanning every available space for a spot that just isn’t there is frustrating, as anyone can attest. But that exasperated feeling is not the only cost to you, the city you’re in or the environment as a whole.
Our world is changing. People and businesses create, store and share huge amounts of information every day, and every day that amount grows bigger – as does the risk of that data being misused. Protecting personal data is the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will go into effect 25 May 2018 across the European Union (EU). We’ve listed the most salient points here to help you understand what it means for your business so you can prepare for the new operating realities to come.