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
Reading Club - Shoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The first reading club chat is in the coming week on July 11th.

Why paying people for their data is a bad idea

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'.

Paper about 'Return on Data'

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.

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

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

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.

'Osaka Track' framework for free cross-border data flow

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.

Can You Put a Price on Your Personal Data?

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

Interview Template for Case Library

An interesting project from MyData is the Case Library and this is a template based on one of the first interviews with Tilaajavastuu.


Questions Asked
How to make the most of our guiding principles?

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!


Tools
Superhuman

Email management app Superhuman uses a pixel tracker, turned on by default, to gather info on recipients without their knowledge.

Google Chrome

Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week.


MyData Internals

@Ansku Tuomainen put up a site with practical infos for the MyData2019 conference here. @apoikola introduced a new channel #decisions that automatically collects posts with the :gavel: emoji and I got aware of the #reading channel that is also monitored now.

And on the Weekly-Digest own account there are also a few updates: I reached out to the MyData community and introduced the Weekly-Digest (you can read the discussion here) and I'll post now these digests also on Slack. Let me know what you think!


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

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