Noteworthy Information
We Sell Your Data  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

We Sell Your Data: You give us your data, we sell it. Make data privacy a concern of the past with our innovative new platform!

Off-Facebook Activity  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Off-Facebook activity includes information that businesses and organizations share with us about your interactions with them, such as visiting their apps or websites. Paul-Olivier fought for 4 years to make Facebook implement this feature - read more here.

The Greta of Data  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Turns out that as far as I know Greta Thunberg will have heard of “Own Your Data” before she has heard of “MyData” - see the tweet from Brittany Kaiser.

Commerce in Data and the Dynamically Limited Alienability Rule  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Commerce in some data is, and should be, limited by the law because some data embody values and interests (in particular, human dignity) that may be detrimentally affected by trade. In this article, drawing on the Roman law principles regarding res extra commercium, we investigate the example of personal data as regulated under the EU Charter and the GDPR. We observe that transactions in personal data are not forbidden but subject to what we call a dynamically limited alienability rule. This rule is based on two dynamic variables: the nature of data and the legal basis for commercially trading such data (at primary or secondary level).

Facebook’s Privacy Tool Launched Months Ago. Or Did It?  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Despite promising access, Facebook’s “clear history” tool is MIA for most of the United States, with no clear release date.

2020 Democrats on who controls your data — and who’s at fault when it’s mishandled  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Your quick rundown to US politics and data rights: Presidential candidates agree that americans should have more control over their data than they do now.

Perpetual Debt in the Silicon Savannah  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Cautionary tale around the language of empowerment: Kenya's poor were among the first to benefit from digital lending apps; now they call it slavery.

Annoying Channel Notifications  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

If you are annoyed on Slack about too many notifications you are not alone! This thread discussed if it is necessary to establish guidelines to use @channel/@here. For immediate relieve @Sille described a way to turn off all notifications and @Viivi explained how to mute only @channel/@here.

How top health websites are sharing sensitive data with advertisers  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Financial Times investigation reveals symptoms and drug names shared with hundreds of third parties including Google and Facebook.

Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Despite current ads and slogans, the world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of what’s possible.

Human Rights-Based Approach to Data  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Leaving no one behind in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the UN: This report aims to provide general guidance and elements of a common understanding on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Data (HRBAD), with a focus on issues of data collection and disaggregation.

The Creators Of Pokémon Go Mapped The World. Now They're Mapping You  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Niantic’s apps certainly encourage gamers to get outdoors and get active, but behind the scenes, Wizards Unite is quietly casting another spell: collecting a surprising amount of data about where you go.

GDPR Transparency as a Research Method  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Data-driven research is rapidly becoming mainstream across different disciplines in academia and in investigative journalism. One of the key challenges researchers often struggle with is how to obtain good data.

Addiction and technology: Understanding the links  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Are addictive features inside digital products causing a public health problem? Is the attention economy’s model threatening our democracies and individuals’ freedom of choice? How can we measure, map and analyze the consequences of the attention economy on our society? To answer these questions, MyData Geneva hosted an event about “Problematic Internet Use”.

Motivation of Tech Platforms  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Tech platforms are where public life is increasingly constructed, and their motivations are far from neutral.

Who's making money out of your data? (Video: 3:04min)  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Data lawyer Ravi Naik warns we are entering an era where tech companies have as much power as some states.

Lib Dems profile every voter in UK  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

The Liberal Democrats are profiling every voter in the country by scoring their political preferences out of 100 This includes which party they will vote for in the next election and whether they are a Remainer or Leaver.

A Plurilateral “Single Data Area” is the Solution to Canada’s Data Trilemma  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Canada (and other countries) faces what can be called the data trilemma, whereby it is not possible to have simultaneously data that flows freely across borders, a high-trust data environment and a national data protection regime; one of these three objectives has to give so that only two are effectively possible at the same time. To resolve the data trilemma, Canada should work with its key economic partners — namely the European Union, Japan and the United States — to develop a single data area that would be managed by an international data standards board.

Communication Tools for the Conference  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

A wiki page that summarizes various communication informations for the MyData2019 conference.

Identity 2019 conference: Indigenous Data Sovereignty (Video: 41:20min)  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

The talk by Dr Tahu Kukutai is really good. Be sure to read about the Treaty of Waitangi first.
This Video will help to convey to outsiders what the Maori people understand to be giving up exactly when going online, what it is they care to preserve in this transaction (mana), how and why they want to reclaim it (taonga), and how much importance they place in using their own words in formulating this agenda (and why).

Facebook: Charting a Way Forward on Privacy and Data Portability  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

We’re publishing a white paper that sets forth five questions about data portability and privacy that we hope will help advance a global conversation.

For Ride-Hailing Drivers, Data Is Power  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Uber drivers in Europe and the U.S. are fighting for access to their personal data. Whoever wins the lawsuit could get to reframe the terms of the gig economy.

The YouTubers Union Is Not Messing Around  show on Slack
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.

Our Data Future  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

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

Clouded data: Privacy and the promiseof encryption  show on Slack
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  show on Slack
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  show on Slack
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.

Watch 'The Great Hack' Trailer  show on Slack
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.

Why paying people for their data is a bad idea  show on Slack
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'.

Session Title 'Data Ownership - thanks, but no thanks'  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

The content of the session sounds great: asking the community for their opinion, given the vacuum left by leadership on this issue. The session title conveys the idea that a decision has already been made, which is a different message of course.

Humanitarian aid in the digital age  show on Slack
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.

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

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

Solid chat and comments  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

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

Empty Uber cabs driving pollution and congestion  show on Slack
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).

Adversarial Interoperability: Reviving an Elegant Weapon From a More Civilized Age to Slay Today's Monopolies  show on Slack
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.

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

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


Questions Asked
Proposal for Governance of Collaborative Processes  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

I think some combination of the board, the steering group and the GM should aim to get three structured tracks going for Request for Comments, Call for Proposals and MyData Enhancement Proposals. This of course mirrors in process the way many technical communities structure themselves, with the hope of tapping more effectively into the diverse skills of the community, without having to “ask for permission”.

Hub Initiators come together  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Is there a moment currently planned for hub initiators to discuss together? What works, what doesn't, how they could work better together, etc. I am encountering some success coalition building in Geneva and would want to share those experiences with others. And seek synergies.

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

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


Tools
Data Transfer Project
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Fortunately there is something called the Data Transfer Project, through which individuals could agree large scale of repurposing of their data through GDPR portability. Oh wait! Unfortunately the code is v badly documented. Could it all just be PR?

Ciitizen
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

A startup that “helps you collect, summarize, and share your medical records digitally”, focusing on cancer patients. Just be aware that one investor is Google/Alphabet’s Verily which says it “develops tools and devices to collect, organize and activate health data”.