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General comments for this week:

If you have something to share with the MyData Community reach out to @Ansku Tuomainen so that she can put it into the monthly newsletter - the next one is going out on Wednesday, 24 July. And this week I started to also monitor the #mydata-volunteers channel: the website to register as a volunteer is https://mydata2019.org/volunteer/.

MyData's general manager @teemu.ropponen posted comprehensive information about the way MyData operates, how it is financed, and what the overall plans are - read more in the 'Questions Asked' section below. That sparked a discussion about the currently missing indigenous layer and if and how this can be rectified. And on a more technical side there is an ongoing effort in the Case Library to publish a first case and the process is described here.


Noteworthy Information
MyData 2019 comms and marketing 101 for the community  show on Slack
Ansku Tuomainen  

Anna Ansku Tuomainen has created a folder (linked in the title) to support us in communicating MyData. The 101 doc is currently mostly about the conference but you are encouraged to creatively use the materials also for any comms needs you have. Also important is to remember to tag @mydataorg in your tweets and posts so those can be forwarded in the main channel.

IHAN Pilot Projects  show on Slack
apoikola  

Sitra implemented the call for funding applications as part of Sitra’s IHAN® – Human-Driven Data Economy focus area, which will run until 2021. Some projects started in 2018 and the rest will start in spring 2019. All projects will be finished in 2021.

Māori Data Sovereignty Network  show on Slack
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.

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.

Call for Papers for the 2020 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT 2020)  show on Slack
Sille  

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

1st Reading Club Took Place  show on Slack
apoikola  

This week the first reading club was held on Thursday and a number of interesting things were posted subsequently: @Fredrik Löfman posted an Economis article (Is Google an evil genius?) and an interesting article series on data-rights related issues. @Antti 'Jogi' Poikola proposed to read and discuss Laron Lanier, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now next.

Data Protection and Digital Agency for Refugees  show on Slack
Sille  

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.

Tech companies organize two efforts to support personal data management  show on Slack
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.

Introducing Personal Data Exchanges & the Personal Data Economy  show on Slack
apoikola  

The next big technological shift is to a world where every individual can manage and (optionally) monetise their personal data. Companies like Facebook and Google already make billions because they know everything about us via our online habits. What if we could take a cut? What if we could own and sell our data directly?

The MyData Operator  show on Slack
Joss  

This week was another planning call for the MyData operator workshop. The session description currently is: 'An outcome-orientated, multi-stakeholder workshop to better define the role of the Operator within the MyData ecosystem. The session will include perspectives from Japanese data banks, US fiduciaries, and global intermediaries with existing public and private-sector practitioners. The aim of the workshop will be to develop the direction and working party for a whitepaper to be published in 2019.'


Questions Asked
Who joins Community Call about Japanese Information Banking?  show on Slack
Sille  

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.

Initiatives Posters  show on Slack
Sille  

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.

Which personal data sources would be most useful to get easily portable?  show on Slack
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?  show on Slack
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!


Tools

Upcoming Events
Community call #7: Information Banking in Japan
Hello,

next MyData community call on July 19th will focus on the developments around Information Banking in Japan. 
Antti "Jogi" Poikola will present the learnings from his study trip to Japan and we'll welcome also insights from the people/organisations involved in Information Banking (TBC). 

Although many from the Japan / US side (or neighbouring countries) didn’t get to fill in your availabilities via doodle, I hope this timing will nevertheless foster having bigger attendance from outside Europe.

How to join?
We'll call in Zoom: https://zoom.us/s/9554413568 and record it for sharing it later with the community members.


Warm welcome, and talk to you next week!


Sille Sepp
Community lead of MyData Global
Celebration hour - Weekly Open Call
*Every friday afternoon, the @staff-members gathers on Slack to celebrate the past week* This week, we’ll try making this an open call - feel free to join. The agenda will be simple: 1. Opening round 2. DONE - What have we done this week that we want to celebrate? (Can be even small small things that have been a stone in our shoes) 3. LEARN - What have we learned this week? What info do we want to share? 4. THANK YOU - Who would you like to give extra thanks to this week? 5. Closing round The call will take 45-60 mins.
Celebration hour - Weekly Open Call
*Every friday afternoon, the @staff-members gathers on Slack to celebrate the past week* This week, we’ll try making this an open call - feel free to join. The agenda will be simple: 1. Opening round 2. DONE - What have we done this week that we want to celebrate? (Can be even small small things that have been a stone in our shoes) 3. LEARN - What have we learned this week? What info do we want to share? 4. THANK YOU - Who would you like to give extra thanks to this week? 5. Closing round The call will take 45-60 mins.

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