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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.


Noteworthy Information
Can you own your data?  show on Slack
apoikola  

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”

AI Needs Your Data—and You Should Get Paid for It  show on Slack
apoikola  

A new approach to training artificial intelligence algorithms involves paying people to submit medical data, and storing it in a blockchain-protected system.

No MyData2020 conference in Helsinki  show on Slack
Karolina Mackiewicz  

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).

Datafication and social science research in Aotearoa  show on Slack
Kaye maree  

An awesome piece of research on Indigenous Data by Dr Tahu Kukutai and Donna Cormack.

PwC will have to work to rebuild trust after shock GDPR fine  show on Slack
Maxim Semenov  

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.

MyData Gold Partner: Sitra  show on Slack
Ansku Tuomainen  

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.


Questions Asked
Blogpost to give companies MyData guidance  show on Slack
teemu.ropponen  

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?”


Apps & Services
Facebook App  show on Slack
Göran Wågström  

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.


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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