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
“SARS-CoV-2 Tracking under GDPR” by noyb

In the wake of the Corona crisis, many governments and non-governmental institutions consider the usage of infection tracking systems to fight the pandemic. They float different ideas how these systems shall look like. While reviewing some of those ideas, noyb (European Center for Digital Rights) has prepared this ad hoc paper on legal requirements for virus trackingsystems.

7 Slack privacy settings you should enable now

The communications platform that many have come to rely on for both work and staying in touch with friends is, like most things online, a potential privacy disaster waiting to happen. And while you may not have a choice in whether you use the tool, you do have the option to lock its privacy settings down to mitigate any fallout before it's too late.

Projects using personal data to combat SARS-CoV-2

The GDPRhub maintains a page to collect different approaches by government and private projects to use personal data to combat SARS-CoV-2.

Funding Opportunities

This is a list of upcoming funding opportunities:

  • a curated list of open calls, funding opportunities, useful tools, collaborative actions and many more initiatives to help fight the Coronavirus situation by Martel Innovate
  • Mozilla announced the creation of a COVID-19 Solutions Fund as part of the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS)
  • NGI: DAPSI (deadline: April 22nd, webinar) and TRUST (3rd call, deadline: May 4th)

Questions Asked
European Commission starts a consultation on GDPR

The Eropean Commission starts a consultation on GDPR with tight dates (1-29 April) and Iain suggested to submit an official collaborated MyData response to this. Please join collaboratively editing this MyData document.


Tools
MyLog14

Hub-Taiwan joined the #CodeVsCovid19 hackathon and build the alpha version of corona-related app MyLog14 in 3 days.


MyData Internals

Board

Community

#Coronadata

This is a guest contribution from the MyData Global team to give a short summary about the MyData community's response to COVID19 pandemic

MyData is active in COVID19 response - what’s taking place in #coronadata channel?

The Slack channel has become a great source of curated information about data-driven approaches to the Covid19 pandemic, which we aim to evaluate through a MyData lens. If you're interesting sharing relevant news, please use the following intros to indicate the type of information:

  • INFO: Corona Info :corona-info:
  • NEED: Corona Need :corona-need:
  • OFFER: Corona Offer :corona-offer:

With these respective emojis, the messages are also streamed to #corona-info, #corona-offer, and #corona-needs channels for easier browsing.

Lot’s of active community members are working on various streams in the context of mydata vs covid19, such as:

In order to coordinate some priority activities, an action plan is being drafted - See also this Slack message

Calls to Action

Most relevant information from the past week


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

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