Welcome to the MyData Weekly Digest, a news site dedicated to producing the best coverage from within the human centred approach in personal data management. It provides information retrieved mainly from the MyData Global Slack Channel since June 2019. Postings and comments are owned by the respective user stated with each entry. MyData is an idea and an alternative vision for ethical use of personal data. It’s also a movement and a community, and a global non-profit organisation. Read more here: mydata.org

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Noteworthy Information
Smart data: putting consumers in control of their data and enabling innovation

We are seeking views on proposals to allow the creation of innovative data-driven services, for the benefit of consumers.

Invitation to DWeb Camp

The Decentralized Web Camp will be from July 18th - 21st and you are invited to join.

Launch of the Global Citizen Foundation

A foundation similar to MyData with the goal to develop digital competencies within our society, define the values that we all want to see, and work towards a digital sovereignty.

Humanitarian aid in the digital age

I testified yesterday at the UN on 'Humanitarian aid in the digital age'. I was anxious at coming with MyData principles (framed usually for more advanced economies) and trying to apply them to the humanitarian context. Nevertheless the discussion was extremely encouraging, and there was definitely response and even demand for the idea of a bridge on those issues.

Session Title 'Data Ownership - thanks, but no thanks'

The content of the session sounds great: asking the community for their opinion, given the vacuum left by leadership on this issue. The session title conveys the idea that a decision has already been made, which is a different message of course.

MyData in official documents of Japanese government

MyData declaration and MyData Global were introduced as an approach to personal data utilization in other countries, and it is also mentioned that MyData Japan is working to spread it in Japan.


Questions Asked
Which governments or associations are committed to use MyData?

Finnish government has mention it will use MyData, but wanted to know if any other governments or big associations are committed to use MyData?

Interpreting figure in MyData WhitePaper

There are some questions that I have regarding money flow between stakeholders.

Catch up on the Case Library

With Schluss we're building Proof of Concepts around Use cases that might be interesting for the case library. What's the easiets way to catch up?

Please share MyData2019 message on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

This year we have thrilling possibilities to reach influence on political level because The MyData 2019 conference is officially an associated event of Finland's EU Presidency!


Tools
Schluss

With Schluss, you - and only you - decide who gets which information about you on the Internet.

BigID

Has anybody come across BigID before?


MyData Internals

It was midsummer this week and I hope you all had a good time! Meanwhile, @Vivii and @Sille are in Tokyo and busy attending conferences (https://ncc.garage.co.jp/en/) and meeting many MyData enthusiasts.


Upcoming Events
The following events are in the MyData calendar for next week:

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