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
The Global South Is Redefining Tech Innovation

Top-down, unsustainable Silicon Valley needs to learn from Africa, South Asia, and South America, where tech is built for and by users.

Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

Google is teaming with one of the country’s largest health-care systems on an ambitious project named “Project Nightingale” to collect and crunch detailed health information of millions of Americans across 21 states.

Working Paper: What is the MyData Operator?

A first version of the working paper plus different tasks is available. The work to create the working document and create support for its content is not only writing, but also discussion. I propose, therefore, a twofold approach: writing team in parallel with process team to ensure discussion is open and not dominated by the writing team.

Personal data innovation: sharing power to build trust

Welcome to the new series of blogs created in collaboration with Digi.me. In the #MyDataTalks series we will be exploring the guiding beliefs and motivations of some of the people in the MyData movement. In the very first post you can read about @Alex Bowyer’s research on personal data and the (im)balance of power.

How top health websites are sharing sensitive data with advertisers

Financial Times investigation reveals symptoms and drug names shared with hundreds of third parties including Google and Facebook.

Policymaking must catch up with technology - before it's too late

World Economic Forum: As technology continues to permeate society, surviving the future depends on bringing technologists and policymakers together. Here's how we might achieve it.


Questions Asked
Should AGM coincide with the global conference in odd years?

In the future, would it make sense to organise the association’s autumn general meetings (AGM) to coincide with the global conference in odd years? As in, have the AGM as a part of the conference programme?

Explainable AI related projects?

Just talked to the key persons from Fujitsu's team today. They are involved with implementing Explainable AI. Wondering if there are any MyData experts doing Explainable AI related projects?


MyData Internals

This was the week of the Autumn General Meeting in Athens and from Nov 15-18 the Leadership Elections take place here. A new channel #strategy was created for discussion about the MyData strategy 2020-2022.


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

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