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General comments for this week:
I'm happy to finally introduce the new layout of the MyData Weekly Digest. When I started the digest in June I just threw some existing components from previous projects together and did not pay much attention on how to present the different bits and pieces. With the help from user @Tim and @Kata on Slack we created now a much more polished version and I hope you will enjoy it! If you find some glitches in the new version or have comments please don't hesitate to write me at mdwd(at)ownyourdata.eu.
In the MyData world planning for the MyData 2020 conferences already started and @Ansku Tuomainen asked for input on the monthly MyData newsletter.
An awesome piece of research on Indigenous Data by Dr Tahu Kukutai and Donna Cormack.
Arguments about data ownership... ”you can’t own legally, but ownership is also a social construct... more rights you have closer to ownership you feel”
A new approach to training artificial intelligence algorithms involves paying people to submit medical data, and storing it in a blockchain-protected system.
As you might have already heard, there will be no Helsinki conference in 2020. Instead, MyData is going global with (at least) three regional events - one in Asia (Japan), one in Europe (Germany) and one in Africa (Kenya).
The corporate world has gotten a shock of its recently when the data protection enforcement body of Greece has imposed a fine under Article 83 of the GDPR amounting to 150.000 EUR on PricewaterhouseCoopers.
We wish to express our ever growing gratitude in here also to our long time supporter and partner the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. Without them the road toward realizing the MyData vision would be much harder.
A while back @Lasse Rouhiainen asked: 'What are the first steps when a company wants to use MyData? I would like to recommend MyData to one of my client, but not sure where to start?' I thought in simplicity this is a great question, and we might write a blogpost on this, in the spirit of “I believe in MyData - so what, what do I do now?”
Facebook has been clandestinely accumulating written transcriptions of its users' conversations, which the social media giant recorded through their phone microphones - source. @Tuuka noted however, that 'the audio came from people who opted to have their voice chats transcribed in Facebook Messenger' - source.
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