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
Smart City or Surveillance City?

“Toronto Sidewalk Labs mini-version” in NYC: The country’s largest development has officially arrived, but so too has the debate over Related’s plans for user data.

Federated Learning

Federated learning means that I can learn and that I can share that learning with others. When it comes to data about me, the elephants in the room are the data brokers. They are the entities, mostly hidden from us as subjects, that set the value and profit strictly from brokering data about me to what I would call the principals. Principals are the entities that I actually want to do business with, airlines, auto manufacturers, publishers, pharmaceutical companies, Lyft drivers,...

Human Rights-Based Approach to Data

This report aims to provide general guidance and elements of a common understanding on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Data (HRBAD), with a focus on issues of data collection and disaggregation.

From smart to rebel city? Worlding, provincialising and the Barcelona Model

This article examines the evolution of the ‘Barcelona Model’ of urban transformation through the lenses of worlding and provincialising urbanism. We trace this evolution from an especially dogmatic worlding vision of the smart city, under a centre-right city council, to its radical repurposing under the auspices of a municipal government led, after May 2015, by the citizens’ platform Barcelona en Comú.

Can contracts use pictures instead of words?

Operations management: Visuals and plain language make an adversarial process more constructive

Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale

Despite current ads and slogans, the world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of what’s possible.

Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society

The Blueprint has focused on the identification of heath and care needs of the population using a “personas” approach. Twelve personas have been developed, representing different “population segments” with different conditions and needs.


Questions Asked
Questions in Leadership-Elections channel

Viivi started a new channel this week to get to know our leadership candidates in advance of the election. This post summarizes the questions asked and links to the respective answers on Slack:

  • What is your stance towards Data Ownership? see 10 answers
  • MyData’s possible role in the field of regulation & soft regulation, code of coduct and standardization? see 4 answers
  • What will you as MyData representative ask the EU committees to change in the current GDPR regulation? see 3 answers
  • How do you see the relationship between us and the tech giants (e.g. GAFA, Chinese giants) developing in the upcoming years? see 5 answers
  • What about selling and monetisation of personal data, what is your view? see 5 answers
  • What are the values that you hold as non-negotiable? see 10 answers
  • What are your favorite metaphors for (personal) data? see 10 answers
  • Do you believe ‘MyData’ needs to be/ can become a brand known to the mass market of individual’s; or can objectives be met without that? see 7 answers
  • What is the mid to long term vision of MyData? see 4 answers
  • What is your favorite book / publication in the field of MyData? see 1 answer
Ban Facial Recognition

Should MyData Global sign this as an organization?

Meetup

As it's also time of the year for reflections and making summaries - how do you feel Meetup.com is working for you?

Data Ownership

What do you think, are the economic consequences for not having a right to own data?


MyData Internals

In preparing the MyData conference next year in Berlin some legal matters are discussed now within the board. Two “low-bureaucracy” calls from the EU are open now: Ledger and NGI_TRUST.


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

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