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General comments for this week:

This week a vivid discussion about the Privacy Policy of Brella.io (used for booking meeting space and connecting to people at the MyData2019 conference) continued. Btw, if you arrive early to the conference and need space on Monday ping @staff-members (Thanks @Viivi!)

And there are new features in the Weekly Digest starting this week: Data Sources and Tool Ratings. Those are early versions of repositories that aim to bring user curated information about data sources, apps, and services in the personal data ecosystem. Please have a look and let us know what you think - and eventually, send us the Data Sources and Tools you use! Kudos to @Kata for working with me on this.

Finally, I'll be at the MyData conference next week - looking forward to meet you fellow posters and readers of the MyData Weekly Digest!

Noteworthy Information
Blue Book: Privacy Design Strategies  show on Slack
John W.  

We want to determine by ourselves which personal details we share with others, and how they are used. We don’t want everyone to know what we do or think. We don’t want our boss to know what we discuss with our friends. We don’t want our personal information to be misinterprete doutside the original context. In other words, we want some privacy please.

SMART CITY: Privacy (Video: 1:16min)  show on Slack
John W.  

Google's sister company Sidewalk is proposing a large urban development project in Toronto - without any prior development experience. Privacy, privatization and governance concerns are worrying residents and government alike, despite a massive two-year lobbying campaign by Google. Ambiguous language in the proposal suggests that public spaces may not be so public, and that some of the most valuable land in North America may be handed over at a discount to one of the world's richest companies.

Election software used by Boris Johnson and Donald Trump caught in Facebook privacy row  show on Slack

Remember last week when I profiled NationBuilder, the election software used by both Boris Johnson and Donald Trump? Well, it turns out NationBuilder has been buying voters' data from a company accused by Facebook of vioolating its users' privacy.

Identity 2019 conference: Indigenous Data Sovereignty (Video: 41:20min)  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye  

The talk by Dr Tahu Kukutai is really good. Be sure to read about the Treaty of Waitangi first.
This Video will help to convey to outsiders what the Maori people understand to be giving up exactly when going online, what it is they care to preserve in this transaction (mana), how and why they want to reclaim it (taonga), and how much importance they place in using their own words in formulating this agenda (and why).

Community Blog: Trust-based data-sharing models  show on Slack
Ansku Tuomainen  

Trust must be integrated into all aspects of business, data sharing included. A data economy based on trust is an essential part of socially responsible activities.

Communication Tools for the Conference  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye  

A wiki page that summarizes various communication informations for the MyData2019 conference.

10 Best Secure Email Services to Project Your Privacy  show on Slack
John W.  

Don't want your email service providers snooping on your emails? Here are the most secure email services that ensure your data remain private.

How I train Facebook to work for me  show on Slack
Sofia Yan  

A data scientist way to control social media instead of been controlled.

Social Programme - MyData 2019  show on Slack

Join us for an amazing MyData after-hours experience: Welcome Gathering, Dinners, Sauna, Afterpart. Eat, Greet - Repeat!

Questions Asked
PublicCode.net  show on Slack

Does anybody of you know more of publiccode.net's work?

MyData vs Self-sovereign identity  show on Slack
Lasse Rouhiainen  

What is the difference or similarity of MyData vs Self-sovereign identity? This was asked during a talk of Lasse about MyData in AI and Big Data conference at Oxford.

MyData for non-personal data?  show on Slack
Lasse Rouhiainen  

Another question from the AI and Big Data conference at Oxford: Could MyData be used in non-personal data for example the digital footprint of consumers?

How to keep track of local hub members?  show on Slack

I am just wondering, does each hub keep a list of their members? I am assuming that being a MyData Global member is a pre-requisite to being a hub member, which would mean there are members in our #hub-korea channel that are not officially recognized as members by MyData Global.
Are there any guidelines on where to draw the line between active members as opposed to “observers” for local hubs?

Brella  show on Slack

I just checked the Terms of Use on Brella's website. Instead of providing the Privacy Policy, they changed the term 'Privacy Policy' to 'Privacy Notice'. Seriously??? Is this the way they want to solve the problem? I'm deeply disappointed.

Coelition  show on Slack

Coelition provides machine-readable privacy policies.

Upcoming Events
MyData 2019 conference
Initiatives lunch meeting at MyData 2019 conference

Dear all,

you are more than welcome to join the lunch meeting on Thursday, Sept 26th at 12.30 in one of the meeting rooms called Think Zone by Traficom   

The goal of the meeting...

 is mainly to connect and meet the different MyData hubs and groups leaders, and exchange some insights from facilitating your initiative during the past year. We would aim to also colelct some practical next steps how to foster more cross-collaboration among the different hubs and groups.

Lunch is served already from 12.15 in the middle hall of the conference venue. Please collect your lunch from the buffet and gather to the meeting room Think Zone by Traficom by 12.30. You are invited to do some speed dating with fellow initiators during the lunch meeting, and due to limited time, let's keep time well.

Please indicate your attendance with accepting the calendar invitation, so we can prepare better for the meeting!

For those, who are unable to attend the meeting or the conference, no worries - we'll keep you updated about the highlights of the meeting and next steps!

I'm beyond excited to meet you already next week in Helsinki!

Sille Sepp

Community lead
Programme Co-lead
MyData Global

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