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Noteworthy Information
Covid-19 and the market model of higher education

One way to compare the higher education policies of countries under pandemic conditions is to consider what would happen in higher education if values aligned to the ‘common good’.

Data Commons & Data Trust

How do data trusts relate to data commons? When trying to make sense of the many data governance models and data sharing arrangements in existence this question comes up a lot. This article gives some basic insights into the relationship between a data commons and a data trust.
And the author (Anouk Ruhaak) also compiled a comprehensive reading list about the topic of Data Trusts.

Data Cooperatives in the Real World: Progress and Challenges (Video: 51:36min)

Good panel on data cooperatives with Anouk Ruhaak, Kobbi Nissim, and Katrina Ligett

COVID-19 ‘health passport’ for travel and events

Spikes in coronavirus across the world are once again impacting the tourism industry. But one start-up has a possible solution – an app which acts as a health passport to prove travellers are virus-free.

Introduction to API Economy (Open University)

This course is a university Master's level course meant for people who have not encountered API Economy as a business model before, even if they had some knowledge of APIs as technology.

Choosing a data sharing structure — Data trusts

This post explores how we might map the suitability of different data sharing structures to different types of data use.

Data Trusts and the EU Data Strategy

The EU’s draft data strategy set out its aim to promote a European data economy, while protecting individual rights and embedding ethical considerations in data governance. Data trusts offer a tool for bridging the gap between aspirations to share data and concerns about individual rights.
And Viivi shared an article with the US view on the EU funding personal data spaces as a trust: The EU is launching a market for personal data. Here’s what that means for privacy.

Building Collective Power to Refuse Harmful Data Systems

“Collective refusal” as an alternative for (or a complement to?) individual consent.


Questions Asked
A Bank Run for Personal Data?

Next January 28th is the Data Protection Day, and with some companies in the personal data space, we want to make it a "GDPRmaggedon". The idea is to gather thousands (or more) citizens to request their personal data the same day, with advanced GDPR requests about all their portability data in machine readable format.


Tools
MyDataShare

MyDataShare materials for Common Endpoints: https://www.mydatashare.com/whitepaper for basics; next-level developer guide: https://www.mydatashare.com/dev and finally OpenAPI docs: https://app.swaggerhub.com/apis/MyDataShare2/MyDataShare/

DECODE

As part of DECODE, pilots in Amsterdam and Barcelona over the last three years have used advanced technology to allow citizens to decide with whom they share their data and on what terms. In this article Amsterdam and Barcelona share takeaways from these data commons pilots.


MyData Internals

Board and Steering Group

Community


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

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