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
MyData Webinar #7: Personal APIs

The MyData Webinar about Personal APIs (presented by Lal Chandran from iGrant.io) moderated bei Ansku is now up at https://mydata.org/webinars and in MyData Global’s Youtube channel.

You Really Don’t Want to Sell Your Data

Without fundamental legal rights underpinning the relationship between those who control data and those subject to it, data ownership will erode the control of those who need it most.

AI Needs Your Data—and You Should Get Paid for It

A new approach to training artificial intelligence algorithms involves paying people to submit medical data, and storing it in a blockchain-protected system.

Recover from the Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis

This is a brilliant resource for business owners to help with COVID planning and impact minimisation.

Reclaiming Data Trusts

The idea of using trusts to improve data governance is relatively new, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise; in a time of waning public trust in mass data collection and use, people are looking to scholarship and legal precedent for new solutions.


Tools
Powercall

I want to recommend an alternative tool Powercall for video conferencing. Powercall is also a covid-19 related project developed by my friend in Taiwan and won the #10 best products on Product Hunt on Feb 26.


MyData Internals

Board & Steering Group

Community

#Coronadata

This is a guest contribution from the MyData Global team.

MyData is active in the digital response to COVID19 pandemic.

WHY?
study the revised MyData Global’s Theory of Change map for the high-level objectives around MyData’s response to Covid19 pandemic and listen Viivi Lähteenoja’s presentation

WHAT are some of the concrete activities that are taking place?

Reach out in #coronadata Slack channel to learn more about the specific projects or get in touch with sille(@)mydata.org (or @Sille in Slack) to connect you with the relevant project leads.

Easy steps YOU can take:

  • Join #coronadata channel, tune in for the next weekly MyData ft Covid19 call on April 15th 3pm CEST & contribute to the various emerging projects!
  • Listen also Paul-Olivier Dehaye call for “keeping MyData going”

Highlight news, discussions and recaps:


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

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