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Noteworthy Information
Coronavirus: EU interoperability gateway goes live

To exploit the full potential of contact tracing and warning apps to break the chain of coronavirus infections across borders and save lives, the Commission, at the invitation by EU Member States, has set up an EU-wide system to ensure interoperability – a so-called ‘gateway'. After a successful pilot phase, the system goes live today with the first wave of national apps now linked through this service: Germany's Corona-Warn-App, Ireland's COVID tracker, and Italy's immuni. Together, these apps have been downloaded by around 30 million people, which corresponds to two-thirds of all app downloads in the EU.

Podcast: How remote working changes the dynamics of trust (29min)

As our offices continue to exist virtually, this episode in the BBC Radio series "The Digital Human" looks at how working remotely changes the dynamics of trust between employee and employer and with ourselves.

Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police

Turning the camera around and using facial recognition tech on law enforcement… does this mean the end of undercover work?

Making context the central concept in privacy engineering

There is a gap between people’s online sharing of personal data and their concerns about privacy. Till now, this gap is addressed by attempting to match individual privacy preferences with service providers’ options for data handling. This approach has ignored the role different contexts play in data sharing. This paper aims at giving privacy engineering a new direction putting context centre stage and exploiting the affordances of machine learning in handling contexts and negotiating data sharing policies.

White Paper: Self-Sovereign Identity & IoT

This release from the Sovrin Foundation around SSI & IoT demonstrates great opportunities in IoT in addressing real security challenges, data provenance and opening whole new areas of operation.


Questions Asked
Nordic Smart City Hack

Invitation to Hackathon: From mobility to health, from the big city to your local neighbourhood – what solutions do you think will make our cities even smarter and better to live in?


Tools
FIWARE

Discover how to leverage Open Source technologies to better track patients, contain viruses and build a robust healthcare system.

OpenMined

I have been following the openmined.org from a far for a few years - they work on federated learning.


MyData Internals

Board and Steering Group

Community

Elections
Disclaimer: I'm also a candidate in the current MyData election process

  • Profiles of the candidates for leadership positions: Google Slides
  • Dixon started a discussion about the extension for submitting candidacy until Nov 6th.
  • Sille asked: How has MyData Global in your views progressed sofar and what would be the key activities to focus on in 2021?

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

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