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General comments for this week:

The MyData 2019 conference is over and it was again great: participants from 45 countries, 200+ presenters, 3 days packed with discussions, meeting new people, and of course the best MyData conference crew that made this possible - Thank You!


Noteworthy Information
Silicon Valley is terrified of California’s privacy law. Good.  show on Slack
Valto  

Silicon Valley is terrified. In a little over three months, California will see the widest-sweeping state-wide changes to its privacy law in years. California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) kicks in on January 1 and rolls out sweeping new privacy benefits to the state’s 40 million residents — and every tech company in Silicon Valley.

Apple iOS 13: Is Facebook And Google’s Worst Nightmare Coming True?  show on Slack
Christoph Fabianek  

Apple's updated operating system will now show you how often your location has been recorded and by which apps. It will do this proactively via a pop up, which shows a map of where you have been tracked, including the option to allow or limit it.

You Don’t Want Facebook Involved With Your Health Care  show on Slack
Göran Wågström  

Big tech companies want to share data about you with your doctors.

The First Amendment Right to Speak About the Human Genome  show on Slack
madprime  

No doubt unintentionally, the debate about return of results has taken on a striking resemblance to the 1520–1547 debate about translation of the English vernacular Bible. (Very US law but the section on the Bible is great.)

Vake launches a MyData Accelerator  show on Slack
Terhi Marttila  

The Finnish State Development Company Vake launches the MyData Accelerator during autumn 2019 in collaboration with the Technology Industries of Finland. We invite companies, public organisations and others to join the Accelerator – everyone who has enthusiasm and true interest in developing a MyData service or data resources as well as user validation at the end of the accelerator period. Our goal is to accelerate the development of the whole Finnish MyData ecosystem by means of peer and expert sparring.


Questions Asked
Challenge from Carole Cadwalladr (Video: 1:10min)  show on Slack
Ansku Tuomainen  

@carolecadwalla from the Guardian wants to find out what acutally happend inside Facebook during Brexit and US elections. And how can we make the underlying data public?


Tools
Zeus  show on Slack
michalis  

Dear @board-members, find here a well-tested and heavily used open source software for e-voting.


Upcoming Events
Trello lists!
October Board meeting
  • 2020 Objectives and financial plan 
  • Autumn GM program/invitation 
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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