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
You Should Be Freaking Out About Privacy (Video: 12:15min)

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? Think again. - An interesting video from the New York Times explaining why we should keep personal data seriously.

India’s About to Hand People Data Americans Can Only Dream Of

India has more than 560 million internet users, all generating data by the terabyte. Soon they’ll have an unprecedented amount of control over their digital financial footprints, with the ability to decide what to share, with whom, and for how long.

General MyData Presentation

Here’s a current version of basic deck I’ve lately been using. Also note the presentation by @alexnous in eHealth Data Forum in Athens/Greece (9/12/2019) introducing the data flows within the health domain under the MyData architecture.

Nearly 90% of European websites do not respect privacy regulations

Only one in ten European websites respects the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European privacy law, according to a study by MIT, UCL and Aarhus Universiteit.

How to Make 10 Million Discoveries

Quantified Self co-founder Gary Wolf’s call for empowering individuals to study themselves with “everyday science”.


Questions Asked
Potential MyData Europe 2020 partners?

There will be a planning workshop on Wed January 22nd in Berlin for the upcoming MyData Europe 2020 conference. Please join brainstorming on organisations, from all over Europe and the world.


Tools
Consento

My name is Tanja, I’m a designer currently based in Tokyo and working on an app/software (together with @Marc Chataigner) to handle confidential data.


MyData Internals

The board had financial discussions ranging from booking the venue and hiring a manager for the conference in Berlin to allowing €0 membership fees. The first board meeting is prepared with lots of administrative items to be sorted out, while @Katryna Dow also pointed out the need for moving towards an organisation that is grounded, clear and focussed. And @Sille posted the membership fee sharing from 2019.
@Ansku Tuomainen is asking for input to the next MyData Newsletter going out on Tuesday, January 21st. And the weekly celebration calls on Friday will now be held every third Friday of the month from now on => Feb 21 will be the next call.


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

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