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
UK Parliament: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution inquiry

The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights published in the Third Report of Session 2019 'The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution'

The (not so) Global Forum on AI for Humanity

Earlier this week, I traveled to Paris to attend the Global Forum on Artificial Intelligence for Humanity (GFIAH). The by-invitation event featured one day of workshops addressing issues such as AI and culture, followed by a two days of panels on developing trustworthy AI, data governance, the future of work, delegating decisions to machines, bias and AI, and future challenges. The event was a part of the French government's effort to take the lead on developing a new AI regulatory framework that it describes as a 'third way', distinct from the approach to AI in China and the United States.

Recommendations on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Department of Defense

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) enduring challenge is to retain a technological and military advantage while upholding and promoting democratic values, working with our allies, and contributing to a stable, peaceful international community. DoD’s development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) reflects this challenge.
The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) recommends five AI ethics principles for adoption by DoD, which in shorthand are: responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable, and governable. These principles and a set of recommended actions in support of them are described in this document.

Greece: The new data protection law raises concerns

The much awaited new Greek data protection law has been criticised for the lack of conformity of its provisions with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will find you: DNA search can home in on about 60% of white Americans

If you’re white, live in the United States, and a distant relative has uploaded their DNA to a public ancestry database, there’s a good chance an internet sleuth can identify you from a DNA sample you left somewhere.

#leadership-elections Statistics

I compiled a list of the most active participants in the leadership-elections channel. The top 3 candidates in answering the community questions where Antti ‘Jogi’ Poikola, Julian Ranger, and Thorsten Dittmar. Find the complete list in the link behind the title.


Questions Asked
Is there a MyData End-Users Forum?

Is there a channel or other place outside of slack that is targeted for discussions between and with actual MyData end-users (for the sake of clarity of my question I’m using this terminology now).

Do you host an Athens Community Satellite meeting?

I can host a satellite meeting in Helsinki Finland. I challenge at least 10 other locations to do their satellites, we can get there!

Contribute to Article in 'Medical Writing'

Some time ago we got a request for writing an article about MyData and its goals, with the connection to health data. The article is for the June 2020 issue of Medical Writing which is the official journal of the European Medical Writers Association. The journal is peer-reviewed and open access. There are no charges or any other hidden fees. Authors retain copyright.

PhD research about the MyData Community

I am currently conducting a vanilla PhD research about the MyData community based on the interview material at the University of Helsinki and I wonder if I could gain access to some of the existing data the community has already produced?


MyData Internals

The board discussed and approved the MyData strategy for 2020-2022 and the slides are available here - they will also be presented in the upcoming Athens Community meeting on Thursday, Nov 14th.


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

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