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Noteworthy Information
Mozilla’s new Data Futures Lab launches with research on data governance alternatives

Mozilla shares its intention and first report regarding data governance.

Core public utility technologies for a “Next Generation” Internet

True interoperability in Decentrailized Identifier?
Sam Smith presents KERI as an important breakthrough for verifiable data inputs, bringing with it the promise of one DID method for all signed inputs in a digital network.

Is our attention for sale?

A handful of executives control the 'attention economy'. Time for attentive resistance

About Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for the digital transformation

The European Commission understands the key role that APIs play in the digital sphere, and it is gaining deep understanding aspects of its adoption in organizations. This JoinUp collection presents a series of outputs that investigate on these aspects.

Also check out this publication. Application Programming Interfaces in Governments: Why, what and how

Data Stewardship Literature Catalog

John Wunderlich shared the huge collections of projects and publications in the data stewardship field.

"A data steward is a role within an organization responsible for utilizing an organization's data governance processes to ensure fitness of data elements - both the content and metadata" - Definition from Wikipedia

In South Korea, Covid-19 Comes With Another Risk: Online Bullies

The country’s extensive response has been praised around the world but has led to harassment and slander, raising questions about privacy protections.

NIH awards contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19

IBM will provide digital health solutions based on decentralized identiy technologies including open-source (hyperledger) and open standards (w3c) to the National Institutes of Health. This will help address the COVID-19 pandemic in human-centric way.


Questions Asked
Discussing GDPR

Eike asked several inspiring questions regarding GDPR's Art. 15, 20 and 29. Anyone interested in fruitful discussion with him?


MyData Internals

Board and Steering Group

  • Sarah shared the agenda of coming board meeting (Sept.24th). Detailed agenda and materials are available here.
  • Teemu shared many pieces of good news in his video briefing for the September board meeting.
  • Sille put forward a motion to appove 2 new individual members and 1 new organisation member.

Community

Funding Opportunities

  • Teemu shared a funding opportunity (European AI Fund) in the area where pubic and policy discourse on AI can be influenced.
    • Important Timeline: 1 November 2020 - Call for funding closes
    • Size of the grants: ranging from 20,000Euro to 150,000Euro each, total funding budget up to 1 million Euro.
    • Duration of grants: up to 18 months

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

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