Noteworthy Information
MyData Gold Partner: Sitra
Ansku Tuomainen

We wish to express our ever growing gratitude in here also to our long time supporter and partner the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. Without them the road toward realizing the MyData vision would be much harder.

Datafication and social science research in Aotearoa
Kaye maree

An awesome piece of research on Indigenous Data by Dr Tahu Kukutai and Donna Cormack.

No MyData2020 conference in Helsinki
Karolina Mackiewicz

As you might have already heard, there will be no Helsinki conference in 2020. Instead, MyData is going global with (at least) three regional events - one in Asia (Japan), one in Europe (Germany) and one in Africa (Kenya).

AI Needs Your Data—and You Should Get Paid for It
apoikola

A new approach to training artificial intelligence algorithms involves paying people to submit medical data, and storing it in a blockchain-protected system.

Apple joins Google, Facebook, and Twitter in data-sharing project
teemu.ropponen

The Data Transfer Project wants to make it easy to move data between services but be sure to read comments from Paul-Olivier Dehaye and Lasse Rouhiainen on the data-sharing project as well!

Tech Killed Privacy: Can Policy Save it?
Göran Wågström

Governments need to start treating people like citizens, not consumers, and enact laws that protect citizens’ rights to privacy over a business’ right to profits.

A MyData Eco-system View
Iain

I was thinking about the many different components required to create a data eco-system that genuinely enables individuals and came up with the diagram described on my blog.

The YouTubers Union Is Not Messing Around
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

The move is one of the most significant organized labor actions taken by creators on the platform, and puts some actual union power behind what has thus far been a nascent and disorganized movement.

Data agency at stake: MyData activism and alternative frames of equal participation
Tuukka

Data activism has emerged as a response to asymmetries in how data and the means of knowledge production are distributed. This article examines MyData, a data activism initiative developing principles for a new technical and commercial ecosystem in which individuals control the use of personal data.

Keynote presenter: Audrey Tang (Digital Minister of Taiwan)
Ansku Tuomainen

Keynote presenter at the MyData2019: Audrey Tang, the Digital Minister of Taiwan is a free software programmer who has been described as one of the 'ten greats of Taiwanese computing personalities'.

Keynote presenter: Alexander Stubb (former Prime Minister of Finland)
Ansku Tuomainen

Keynote presenter at the MyData2019: Alexander Stubb is the former Prime Minister of Finland and currently the Vice President of the European Investment Bank.

Our Data Future
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Privacy International discusses data futures, and encourages people to join their local MyData hub.

Information Bank: Ryosuke Shibasaki at TEDxTokyo
Viivi

Found this TEDxTokyo talk from 2012 where Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki pitches an information bank (same exact idea as a MyData operator).

Clouded data: Privacy and the promiseof encryption
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Interesting paper highlighting the different reconfiguration of the notion of privacy taking place under various technical schemes: blockchain, multiparty computation, fully homomorphic encryption, differential privacy

Stop Surveillance Humanitarianism
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Requiring biometric data, like iris and facial scans, sets a dangerous precedent for vital aid.

Looking Beyond Privacy: The Importance of Economic Rights to Our Data
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Some interesting thoughts about the role of the US and China vs. other 'stronger developing countries' in respect to the use and ownership of data from an Indian point of view.

Tech companies organize two efforts to support personal data management
apoikola

...and both are called Open GDPR. Though unrelated, the initiatives reflect some of the ways the ad and marketing industry is organizing itself around its personal data responsibilities.

Watch 'The Great Hack' Trailer
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

They took your data. Then they took control. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. In select theaters and on Netflix July 24.

Māori Data Sovereignty Network
Kaye maree

Our data, our sovereignty, our future. This vision drove the establishment of Te Mana Raraunga as the Māori Data Sovereignty Network. We advocate for Māori rights and interests in data to be protected as the world moves into an increasingly open data environment.

Can You Put a Price on Your Personal Data?
Mehdi Medjaoui

A US senator wants to oblige big tech to declare to users how much they make with personal data.

'Osaka Track' framework for free cross-border data flow
teemu.ropponen

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday at the G20 summit formally declared the launch of the 'Osaka Track', an overarching framework promoting cross-border data flow with enhanced protections.

It's not that we've failed to rein in Facebook and Google. We've not even tried!
Göran Wågström

This is an incredible article by Shoshana Zuboff, the Harvard Professor that wrote 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'. I strongly recommend you to read it as what she says also is related to what's being done in MyData. What she says is very much the essence of what we have to tackle.

Data Portability Sandbox Reports
apoikola

This document is the final report on Data Mobility: the data portability growth opportunity for the UK economy, carried out for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) by Ctrl-Shift.

Paper about 'Return on Data'
apoikola

Consumers routinely supply personal data to technology companies in exchange for services. Yet, the relationship between the utility (U) consumers gain and the data (D) they supply - 'return on data' (ROD) - remains largely unexplored.

Why paying people for their data is a bad idea
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Paying people for 'data is a bad idea. Not only would it lure the cash-poor into selling their privacy, but it also plays into the hands of those who seek to...avoid a collective response to the increasing power asymmetries in the digital data economy'.

MyData in official documents of Japanese government
ito_nao

MyData declaration and MyData Global were introduced as an approach to personal data utilization in other countries, and it is also mentioned that MyData Japan is working to spread it in Japan.

Launch of the Global Citizen Foundation
Iain

A foundation similar to MyData with the goal to develop digital competencies within our society, define the values that we all want to see, and work towards a digital sovereignty.

Smart data: putting consumers in control of their data and enabling innovation
Viivi

We are seeking views on proposals to allow the creation of innovative data-driven services, for the benefit of consumers.

Humanitarian aid in the digital age
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

I testified yesterday at the UN on 'Humanitarian aid in the digital age'. I was anxious at coming with MyData principles (framed usually for more advanced economies) and trying to apply them to the humanitarian context. Nevertheless the discussion was extremely encouraging, and there was definitely response and even demand for the idea of a bridge on those issues.

Update report into adtech and real time bidding
Iain

An interesting development shared by the UK Information Commissioner.

UN gives ultimatum to Yemen rebels over reports of aid theft
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

MyData-like dynamics playing out in high stakes context of famine and humanitarian aid.

Blinding Identity Taxonomy
pknowles

The UK Parliament's Human Rights Committee on protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information.

The New Wilderness
John W.

The need to regulate online privacy is a truth so universally acknowledged that even Facebook and Google have joined the chorus of voices crying for change.

Interview with Rob van Kranenburg
VladiKup

Rob van Kranenburg is the founder of the Internet of Things Council and he confirmed to come to the MyData2019 conference.

IGF2020 will be in Poland
Karolina Mackiewicz

The Internet Governance Forum next year will be in Poland.

Solid chat and comments
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

A screenshot from a chat of Solid people and talks to reach out form the MyData community.

MyData in Finland's Government Agenda
apoikola

The official english translation of the Finland's Government Agenda with several mentions of MyData has been published.

MyData Business Challenge
Terhi Marttila

Develop a business concept for leading MyData company connecting data-based services with user permissions.

The Ethics of Personal Data: Human Rights, Agency Costs, Protection Rackets, and Privacy Wrongs
BAF

A gaping ethical dilemma at the very heart of the data protection ecosystem practically guarantees widespread privacy wrongs.

Empty Uber cabs driving pollution and congestion
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Uber drivers get their data to analyse it and show the impact of the business model on congestion (with help from PersonalData.IO).

Knowing What Google Knows About You Is Just Not Enough...
Sofia Yan

Sofia from Numbers team (http://numbersprotocol.io) shared an article by CEO @Tammy Yang. And @Goeran Waogstroem added an article from the NY Times about 'A Brief History of How Your Privacy Was Stolen'.

Adversarial Interoperability: Reviving an Elegant Weapon From a More Civilized Age to Slay Today's Monopolies
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Today, Apple is one of the largest, most profitable companies on Earth, but in the early 2000s, the company was fighting for its life. Microsoft's Windows operating system was ascendant, and Microsoft leveraged its dominance to ensure that every Windows user relied on its Microsoft Office suite.

New Data Economy Rainmakers: Where's My Money?
Karolina Mackiewicz

Europe has the potential to become the leader of the new data economy - live stream and recording from the event is available.

The Clever Cryptography Behind Apple's 'Find My' Feature
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

An impressive encryption system, only possible through Apple's nontrivial market share in hardware.

Who has more data on you than Facebook, Google or Amazon?
Valto

Who is this party that knows more about you and collects more of your data?

MyData 2019 conference prgoramme launch & the Hub Finland Kickoff on 10th June 2019
Ansku Tuomainen

Tune in to the Twitter livestream (@mydataorg) of the MyData 2019 programme launch and if you are in Helsinki join us in person for the celebration.

Apple launches Sign in with Apple button
Dixon

Apple announced a new Sign in with Apple button as part of its iOS 13 announcements and is marketing this as a privacy-secure sign-in option.

MyData in the Finnish Government Agenda
Ansku Tuomainen

Finland had the new Government Agenda agreed on MyData (omadata) is mentioned 3 times in the new programme.

MyData Japan 2019 conference is on the news again.
Dixon

You have to use Google Translate to read the text.

A Tale of Two Strings: An Information Economics Thought Experiment
BAF

It was the best of times for data scientists, it was the worst of times for data subjects.


Questions Asked
Blogpost to give companies MyData guidance
teemu.ropponen

A while back @Lasse Rouhiainen asked: 'What are the first steps when a company wants to use MyData? I would like to recommend MyData to one of my client, but not sure where to start?' I thought in simplicity this is a great question, and we might write a blogpost on this, in the spirit of “I believe in MyData - so what, what do I do now?”

Spread the Message
Karolina Mackiewicz

Are you coming to #MyData2019 conference? Let's spread the message and let's be proud of this awesome event MyData Community is putting together!

Does somebody know what Sir Tim Berners-Lee thinks of MyData?
Sari

Solid (Social Linked Data) is a web decentralization project led by Tim Berners-Lee.

How to recommend MyData to a company?
Lasse Rouhiainen

What are the first steps when a company wants to use MyData? I would like to recommend MyData to one of my client, but not sure where to start?

Gaming apps and data processing compliance, particularly in app ads
Ren

Does anyone have experience of gaming apps and DP compliance, particularly in app ads? (Other than the obvious, start with a privacy first approach etc.) What are the checklist items they need to be aware of getting right?

Which personal data sources would be most useful to get easily portable?
apoikola

Here's a try for quick crowdsourcing the above question. The aim is to crate a top-20 list.

Are we open, transparent and participatory enough?
teemu.ropponen

Teemu Ropponen wrote that he recently got some criticism from the membership about MyData Global not being transparent enough. Because transparency is one of the MyData key principles and many of the staff have some background in the open knowledge movement, this feedback stings and needs to be taken seriously. Read more about participation, planning, leading, and finance on Slack!

Please share MyData2019 message on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
Ansku Tuomainen

This year we have thrilling possibilities to reach influence on political level because The MyData 2019 conference is officially an associated event of Finland's EU Presidency!

Interpreting figure in MyData WhitePaper
Sophie

There are some questions that I have regarding money flow between stakeholders.

Which governments or associations are committed to use MyData?
Lasse Rouhiainen

Finnish government has mention it will use MyData, but wanted to know if any other governments or big associations are committed to use MyData?

Newsletter Topics
Ansku Tuomainen

Have you or your organisation done something remarkable that the MyData Global community should know about?

MyData Global at RightsCon
teemu.ropponen

A punch of people from MyData Global will be at RightsCon in Tunis, Tunisia next week and Teemu asked to retweet RightsCon-related tweets!

Can someone help me understand GoodID?
teemu.ropponen

...and how it relates to some of the things people in the MyData community are doing?

QR codes for MyData.org or personalized to your own URI
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

...printed on laptop sticker or embroidered onto TShirt/badge.

Do you have a knowledge about any big conferences, festivals etc relevant for us happening in March 2020?
Karolina Mackiewicz

The spring community meeting is planned for March 2020 in Amsterdam and we want to find the best dates possible and avoid the situation where a big event happening at the same time.

If there were 7 weeks time [...] who should one try to meet with MyData agenda?
apoikola

Focus on learning and building meaningful relationships, not in selling or money raising.