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

OwnYourData and the MyData community share the same values for a just, sustainable and prosperous digital society. See the OwnYourData Mission Statement for more information, and please consider supporting the MyData movement. If you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to contact me at weekly-digest(at)ownyourdata.eu.


Noteworthy Information
Active and Passive Identifier

Active identifiers bring verifiability and passive identifiers bring immutability to a decentralised network.

Coronavirus: Member States agree on an interoperability solution for mobile tracing and warning apps

Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture. This concerns the vast majority of tracing apps that were already – or are about to be – launched in the EU. Once the technical solution is deployed, such national apps will work seamlessly when users travel to another EU country which also follows the decentralised approach. This means an important additional step towards interoperability of mobile apps for tracing coronavirus infections, as Member States begin to lift travel restrictions across borders in time for summer vacation.

Open Source Body: Small data, self-research, open humans

An exploration of individuals using their own data – with a focus on quantified self, open humans, and various examples self-research where individuals collect and use their personal data in new ways.

The Jobs-to-be-Done Canvas

Helping a product team see a market through a Jobs-to-be-Done lens is often a transformational experience. This training canvas can help.

MyData: Applying human-centric principles to health data

The European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) invited MyData to write a feature article as part of their June 2020 Data Economy edition. With a heavy academic and health theme, Casandra from the health data thematic group took up the request to bring together experts from the community on writing a MyData article. 14 individuals from 9 countries contributed to shape the article around the 6 MyData principles drawing from real-world scenarios. The publication points to actionable areas for policy makers, healthcare stakeholders, and medical communicators to advocate for data rights. The article is open-access and publicly available on the EMWA journal website.

The Security Value of Inefficiency

Bruce Schneier about efficiency and inefficiency in times of Covid-19.


Questions Asked
Format of the MyData Online 2020 Conference

Help us decide about the programme length for MyData Online 2020 Conference:

  • Lighter program, 5 days
  • Intensive program, 3 days
Information request: MyData Operator Project to City of Helsinki

City of Helsinki MyData project goals are to improve services to citizens by enhanced interoperability of the City services. Project is executed together with City of Espoo, Turku and Oulu with Finnish Ministry of Finance funding.
This is a request for information and invitation to market dialogue.


Tools
Qiqo Chat

In the preparation for MyData Online 2020 conference, we are looking for the best possible virtual venue. We are now considering Qiqochat and Hopin.

Hopin

In the preparation for MyData Online 2020 conference, we are looking for the best possible virtual venue. We are now considering Qiqochat and Hopin.


MyData Internals

Board and Steering Group

  • Sille put forward a motion to approve two new hubs (MyData Canada and MyData Saal) that was already approved

Community


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

Statistics
2221 (9 new)
270 (31 monitored: ai-ethics, anewgovernance, board, cities, common_endpoints, community, community-meeting, decisions, design, done, economy, event-2020-europe, events-and-meetings, general, health-data, hub-initiators, identity, make-it-happen, media, my-ai, mydata-operators, mydata-presentations, policy, random, reading, startups, strategy, thank-you, tools, transparency, welcome)
3254
3 thanked 13