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
Thematic group: A New Governance

This initiative is a bit particular, with a focus of designing a governance model for a way how to translate GDPR requirements into technical standards. Your contributions on figuring out the governance model are more than welcome - we’ve organised a channel #anewgovernance where you can stay up to date of the developments.

5 data privacy startups cashing in on GDPR

Companies are capitalizing on the growing global demand for data privacy tools - to meet both regulatory compliance and consumer expectations.

Keynote presenter: Alexander Stubb (former Prime Minister of Finland)

Keynote presenter at the MyData2019: Alexander Stubb is the former Prime Minister of Finland and currently the Vice President of the European Investment Bank.

Keynote presenter: Audrey Tang (Digital Minister of Taiwan)

Keynote presenter at the MyData2019: Audrey Tang, the Digital Minister of Taiwan is a free software programmer who has been described as one of the 'ten greats of Taiwanese computing personalities'.

Data agency at stake: MyData activism and alternative frames of equal participation

Data activism has emerged as a response to asymmetries in how data and the means of knowledge production are distributed. This article examines MyData, a data activism initiative developing principles for a new technical and commercial ecosystem in which individuals control the use of personal data.


Questions Asked
Test-driving a couple of ideas

What’s your first reaction to the twin claims that super-human, bias-free AI (let alone AGI) is not a) morally optimal nor b) possible? (The two claims are separate but linked. The issue at hand is whether we should try to get rid of bias and hence: a) is it morally imperative to get rid of bias and b) is it even possible to get rid of it.)

Gaming apps and data processing compliance, particularly in app ads

Does anyone have experience of gaming apps and DP compliance, particularly in app ads? (Other than the obvious, start with a privacy first approach etc.) What are the checklist items they need to be aware of getting right?

How to recommend MyData to a company?

What are the first steps when a company wants to use MyData? I would like to recommend MyData to one of my client, but not sure where to start?

Does somebody know what Sir Tim Berners-Lee thinks of MyData?

Solid (Social Linked Data) is a web decentralization project led by Tim Berners-Lee.

Topics for monthly community call

Our next monthly community call is on Aug 16th - time TBD. Would anybody of you like to present some recent developments with others?

Volunteer for MyData 2019

We are looking for fantastic and enthusiastic people to help us 25-27 September. If you are MyData-minded already or want to get to know MyData better, be part of dynamic community and get your ticket to #MyData2019 for free: fill in the volunteer form!


Tools
Support Centre for Data Sharing

A new project funded by the European Union.

GDPR Request Template

Data access requests in the GDPR remain more powerful on paper than in practice. Michael Veale has created a new, comprehensive template letter to help everyone get the most of data rights against controllers large & small, mixing access, portability & more.

Machine Intelligence Research Institute

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute is a research nonprofit studying the mathematical underpinnings of intelligent behavior.


MyData Internals

I'm currently on vacation and so this issue is late and most probably the next one will be too - but I hope to be on schedule again in 10 days. Although quite a few people have the holiday icon currently shown on Slack, the MyData world is still busy and one major event this week was for sure the release of The Great Hack on Netflix. (On a personal note: this caused a surge of visitors and requests for the services here at OwnYourData and beside writing this weekly digest I try to keep up with the many emails I receive.)


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

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