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
Shifting paradigm from SEAM to HAACS

Richard Whitt describes the need to shift from a paradigm of SEAM (surveil, extract, analyse, manipulate) to one of the HAACS (Human autonomy/agency via computer system)

Amazon Scooped Up Data from Its Own Sellers to Launch Competing Products

On Wednesday, US Congress was grilling the CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, and examined issues related to GAFA's dominance in the market.
Data was one of the underlying threads in that inquiries.

Climate Change, Personal Data & AI

Practical use of personal data and AI to save the planet. Using AI algorithm to turn personal photos of forest and nature into a blend of fire and ash to help us visualize the issues of climate change.

White Paper on Information and Communications 2020 (in Japanese)

White paper released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) mentioned MyData and MyData Japan as overseas initiatives of personal data utilization.

People-Centered (Not Tech-Driven) Design

Technology driven design usually fails. Examples are given to support why people-centered design is inevitable.

Incredibly bold move from Apple

COVID risk score introduced by Apple (iOS 13.6) might be illegal in Switzerland because national apps' safteguards are circumvented.

In San Diego, ‘Smart’ Streetlights Spark Surveillance Reform

San Diego equipped 3200 of its street lights with cameras and sensors with no governance or oversight…. Smart Cities turned to Panopticon Cities…


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