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
Looking Beyond Privacy: The Importance of Economic Rights to Our Data

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

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

Building Collective Momentum to Challenge the Ad Tech Industry

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

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

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

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

Found this TEDxTokyo talk from 2012 where Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki pitches an information bank (same exact idea as a MyData operator).

Our Data Future

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?

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

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?


Tools
Universal Resolver

Universal Resolver implementation and drivers.

Personium

Open Source PDS server software


MyData Internals

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!


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

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