Noteworthy Information
MyData Webinar #1: Data Governance (Video: 1h13min)  show on Slack
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The very first MyData Webinar took place on October 25th, 2019 and covered A New Governance and Me2B Alliance, that both touch upon the topic of building a trustworthy personal data ecosystem.

MyData Webinars  show on Slack
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We're starting a series of webinars this fall, with the aim to present different initiatives, projects and services that are contributing to MyData's mission in empowering individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data.
The webinars will take place regularly on 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. First one is already coming up next week on 25th Oct, and will present A New Governance's and Me2B Alliance's work on building a more trustworthy data ecosystem.

De-google-ify Internet - List of alternatives  show on Slack
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The whole web is occupied by centralized services… Well… not entirely. One small village of indomitable Free Software lovers still holds out against the invaders.

Call for Papers: Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference  show on Slack
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The CPDP2020 Call for Papers is addressed to all researchers who wish to present their papers at the next Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference. CPDP is an annual three-day conference devoted to privacy and data protection. The 13th edition of CPDP will be held on 22-24 January 2020 in Brussels. Whilst a number of speakers are specifically invited by the conference, several slots remain open to application through an annual call for papers.

Social Programme - MyData 2019  show on Slack
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Join us for an amazing MyData after-hours experience: Welcome Gathering, Dinners, Sauna, Afterpart. Eat, Greet - Repeat!

A road map for a fair data economy offers a new foundation for Europe’s sustainable growth  show on Slack
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Digitisation and artificial intelligence, data and the platform economy are key to accelerating European productivity and growth in the global context. Europe could build a human-centric model for a data economy based on the fair use of data, according to a policy brief released by the Lisbon Council and Sitra.

Thematic group: A New Governance  show on Slack
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This initiative is a bit particular, with a focus of designing a governance model for a way how to translate GDPR requirements into technical standards. Your contributions on figuring out the governance model are more than welcome - we’ve organised a channel #anewgovernance where you can stay up to date of the developments.

Artificial Intelligence Governance and Ethics: Global Perspectives  show on Slack
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AI is increasingly being embedded in our lives, supplementing our pervasive use of digital technologies. But this is being accompanied by disquiet over problematic and dangerous implementations of AI, or indeed, even AI itself deciding to do dangerous and problematic actions, especially in fields such as the military, medicine and criminal justice.

Overview for Q2 membership fee sharing  show on Slack
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An overview about the membership fee sharing for the individual hubs. Read more about Financial guidelines for Initiatives here.

Building Collective Momentum to Challenge the Ad Tech Industry  show on Slack
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This story is the first of a series on how civil society organisations and activists are using the GDPR (and similar data protection legislation) to advance rights and strengthen their work.

Data Protection and Digital Agency for Refugees  show on Slack
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For the millions of refugees fleeing conflict and persecution every year, access to information about their rights and control over their personal data are crucial for their ability to assess risk and navigate the asylum process. While asylum seekers are required to provide significant amounts of personal information on their journey to safety, they are rarely fully informed of their data rights by UN agencies or local border control and law enforcement staff tasked with obtaining and processing their personal information. Despite recent improvements in data protection mechanisms in the European Union, refugees’ informed consent for the collection and use of their personal data is rarely sought.

Call for Papers for the 2020 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT 2020)  show on Slack
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The third annual ACM FAT Conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in fairness, accountability, and transparency in socio-technical systems. FAT 2020 has 5 submission tracks reflecting its disciplinary diversity, each with a separate call for papers: #1 - Computer Science; #2 - Law; #3 - Social Sciences and Humanities; #4 - Practice and Experience; #5 - Education. Full paper submission deadline: Aug 22, 2019; Notification date: Oct 31, 2019; Conference: Jan 27-30, 2020

Making the most of your session - Tips & Tricks  show on Slack
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Sille has put together some tips & tricks that you can use in the preparation of your sessions for MyData 2019 conference.


Questions Asked
Contribute to Article in 'Medical Writing'  show on Slack
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Some time ago we got a request for writing an article about MyData and its goals, with the connection to health data. The article is for the June 2020 issue of Medical Writing which is the official journal of the European Medical Writers Association. The journal is peer-reviewed and open access. There are no charges or any other hidden fees. Authors retain copyright.

Meetup  show on Slack
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As it's also time of the year for reflections and making summaries - how do you feel Meetup.com is working for you?

PublicCode.net  show on Slack
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Does anybody of you know more of publiccode.net's work?

@Initiators: Participate to Design Thematic Group  show on Slack
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As you might have seen across different MyData conferences, the design has been quite steadily been developed as one of the important tracks. Some are planning to establish now a thematic group around design and will host a session at the MyData conference to raise interest and clarify the goals and action plans for the group together with likeminded people. You are invited to participate in the meetup and also to get to know the initiators and their plans.

Job opportunity for Finnish speakers in Barcelona  show on Slack
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I’m writing from Ipsos Spain, in Barcelona, we’re a market research company and now we’re running a big project in which we need native people from Finland. The project consists in watching Youtube adverts and then classify them according to variables related to the brand, and other creative elements like music, colors, framing of shots, and so on. We need natives because we have ads from Finland that need to be coded.

Submit Your Hub's / Group's Information for the MyData 2019 Poster  show on Slack
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As a recap, we’ve agreed in the previous MyData community calls and online chats, to develop a poster for each active MyData local hub and thematic group which would present the key highlights of your initiative and a possibility to get engaged. Please submit your information by September 1st!

Topics for monthly community call  show on Slack
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Our next monthly community call is on Aug 16th - time TBD. Would anybody of you like to present some recent developments with others?

Would it be beneficial to the MyData community to develop a Collaborative Documentation Site?  show on Slack
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After reading this article from the NY Times Sille asked: Although using GDocs or not, is a totally separate question, while we still do… would it be beneficial to the MyData community to develop something similar for us based on the Library source?

Initiatives Posters  show on Slack
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As discussed in the last monthly community telco, we suggest a way how all MyData initiatives could be represented at the MyData 2019 conference to promote themselves - developing a poster that shows the key elements of your hub / thematic group and a way to get engaged.

Who joins Community Call about Japanese Information Banking?  show on Slack
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Many of you've heard about the developments in Japan around Information Banking. We'll have the chance to hear more in depth presentations about it at MyData 2019 conference, while we wish to already share insights in the next community telco on July 19th.

How to make the most of our guiding principles?  show on Slack
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Sille was listening to the Boss Level podcast and among other things they were talking about corporate values. This could be an interesting input to think about the MyData Guiding Principles!

Should we create posters from all initiatives for the MyData 2019 conference?  show on Slack
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@John W. suggested to organise a semi-facilitated networking meeting at the conference, where all MyData initiatives could share what they're up to and learn from each other. Sille added: What do you think of the idea to organise a 'Initiatives lounge' where we could post posters from all Initiatives, what are your ongoings, what are your plans for the coming months, who are the people stewarding the hubs and how to get in contact with you?

@programme-stewards: Can you help facilitating sessions of various formats?  show on Slack
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We are planning to build a team of 5-6 facilitators who could support some picked session teams with interactiveness of the session. Do you have experience in facilitating sessions of various formats, and would be interested in taking this additional role during the conference?


Tools
Screen.io
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At MyData 2019, we will use an audience engagement system Screen.io in all sessions.