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General comments for this week:

This week I participated in a highly interesting community call with a special focus on Personal Data Trust Banks and I'm looking forward to learn more about this exciting initiative at the MyData conference! Work on the Case Library continues and since there were no Apps & Services mentioned this week in the channels I'll start now to introduce some tools that I think are worth mentioning. Please feel free to write me also your suggestions at mdwd(at)ownyourdata.eu!


Noteworthy Information
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.

Stop Surveillance Humanitarianism
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

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

Building Collective Momentum to Challenge the Ad Tech Industry
Sille

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.

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

Overview for Q2 membership fee sharing
Sille

An overview about the membership fee sharing for the individual hubs. Read more about Financial guidelines for Initiatives here.

Artificial Intelligence Governance and Ethics: Global Perspectives
Sille

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.

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).

Our Data Future
Paul-Olivier Dehaye

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


Questions Asked
Would it be beneficial to the MyData community to develop a Collaborative Documentation Site?
Sille

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?

Calling all MyData Startups
j12t

Calling all MyData startups: If you work for one, or if you know of an interesting startup company that follows MyData principles (regardless of whether they are a member or not), can you tell us about them?


Apps & Services
Universal Resolver
peacekeeper

Universal Resolver implementation and drivers.

Personium
Dixon

Open Source PDS server software


Upcoming Events
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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