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Noteworthy Information
Snowden Warns Governments Are Using Coronavirus to Build ’the Architecture of Oppression’

VICE co-founder Shane Smith interviews famed whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Recommendation on apps for contact tracing

European Commission and the High Representative have set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

The growth factors of self-sovereign identity

This article highlights and describes five aspects, which are crucial for the adoption of self-sovereign identity (SSI).

Pan-European Hackathon

Now is your chance to help tackle coronavirus! #EUvsVirus


Questions Asked
About the International Vaccination Certificate

I am wondering if anyone has knowledge of the thinking behind the data fields in the current international vaccination certificate - yellow book. I see the definition in the WHO's international health regulations publication, but what I am hoping to find is the supporting discussion around why they wanted the mfg and lot number, as well as what was considered adequate for the issuer certification and supporting document.


Tools
Roam Research

A note taking tool for networked thought.


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?

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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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