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
Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis

Although Apple and Google’s proposals for voluntary, anonymous contact tracing apps have been well received by some, they will likely serve as vehicles for abuse, disinformation, and a false sense of security to justify reopening local and national economies well before it is safe to do so.

Coronavirus health passports for UK 'possible in months'

I start to have big concern about how UK is going to implement immunity passport. It’s not far from what China did... facial recognition... Something to think about - and to do

COVID-19 & Digital Rights: Document Pool - EDRi

European Digital Rights (EDRi) has published yesterday a Document pool on COVID19 and Digital Rights.

Researchers Uncover Novel Way to De-anonymize Device IDs to Users' Biometrics

Researchers uncover potential new method of profiling users by de-anonymizing device IDs to their biometrics.

Launch of Trust Over IP Foundation

The ToIP (Trust Over IP) Foundation aims to establish a common standard for consumers and businesses to ensure data is coming from a trusted source.

Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs abruptly abandons Toronto smart city project

Sidewalk Labs’ CEO said unpredictabilities stemming from pandemic meant project was no longer feasible.


I just discovered textile.io and it seems like their technology can solve a lot of the goals set out by MyData.org


As a user, access to your web activity and data is sold to the highest bidder. Internet giants grow rich, while publishers go out of business. And the entire system is rife with ad fraud.

MyData Internals

Board & Steering Group

  • Sille puts forward a motion for 6 new individual and 13 new organizational members to MyData Global and the board approved
  • Teemu informed about a number of initiatives for new income streams to MyData Global
  • Sarah posted the roadmap for the board towards the Spring General Meeting - with a focus on Internal Regulations for Hubs and Thematic Groups
  • A MyData Town Hall Meeting took place on Friday May 7th to discuss the current situation of MyData Global in times of COVID-19


#coronadata MyData is active in the digital response to COVID19 pandemic

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

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