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
How the EU plans to rewrite the rules for the internet

The EU’s Digital Services Act is likely to become a battlefield for European digital policy and could be a standard-setting law for the global digital sphere.

Psychotherapy centre's database hacked, patient info held ransom

Here inFinland, a private psychotherapy clinic was hacked, and the therapist notes for up to 40,000 patients were stolen. Now the attacker has emailed the victims, asking each for 200 € ransom in Bitcoin.

ICO takes enforcement action against Experian after data broking investigation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) orders the credit reference agency Experian Limited to make fundamental changes to how it handles people’s personal data within its direct marketing services. The enforcement notice follows a two-year investigation by the ICO into how Experian, Equifax and TransUnion used personal data within their data broking businesses for direct marketing purposes.

EU investigates Instagram over handling of children's data

Facebook could face a large fine if Instagram is found to have broken European Union privacy laws.


Questions Asked
Funding: Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future

Enabling citizens to act on climate change, for sustainable development and environmental protection through education, citizen science, observation initiatives, and civic engagement.


Tools
Microsoft Clarity

Interesting development on privacy and analytics: Microsoft announced a free GDPR compliant user behavior analytics tool.


MyData Internals

Board and Steering Group

Community

Elections
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Upcoming Events
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