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
Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint

Russia's neighbor has developed a plan for countering misinformation. Can it be exported to the rest of the world?

Preprint: Alternative personal data governance models

The not-so-secret ingredient that underlies all successful Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) methods is training data. There would be no facial recognition, no targeted advertisements and no self-driving cars if it was not for large enough data sets with which those algorithms have been trained to perform their tasks. Given how central these data sets are, important ethics questions arise: How is data collection performed? And how do we govern its' use? This chapter – part of a forthcoming book – looks at why new data governance strategies are needed; investigates the relation of different data governance models to historic consent approaches; and compares different implementations of personal data exchange models.

In 10 years from now...

How does your ideal digital future look like? Explore four scenarios on different data governance models and how this might shape our future.

Ten predictions for 2020

Our annual list of the trends, social movements and technological breakthroughs set to impact our lives over the next twelve months.

Science Conferences Are Stuck in the Dark Ages

Exhausting, expensive, and exclusive, these conferences needs to be modernized. The future of science depends on it.

EU court boost for activist in Facebook data transfer fight

EU regulators must make more effort to stop tech companies from transferring data to countries with weaker data-protection standards, an advisor to the European Union’s top court said Thursday. It’s the latest in a lengthy and complex legal case involving an Austrian privacy campaigner and Facebook.


Questions Asked
Hubs & Groups: Check your information

I'm doing some “back office cleaning and freshing up”, and went though also the main website that promotes all hubs: https://mydata.org/hubs/, and groups https://mydata.org/groups
Please check your hubs information there, and let me know in the comment thread if you'd like to update, add anything there.


Tools
Digi.me

We just launched a cool social media app on ProductHunt called myPrime9 to find and share your most popular photos across multiple social media networks using digi.me priavte sharing.


MyData Internals

Happy New Year! Many Mydata members are still on vacation and this is another short Weekly Digest. With the start of the new year I also reviewed the coverd channels and removed those that were inactive for some time now. If you would like to have a specific channel added or otherwise some news you want to share please don't hesitate to contact me via mdwd(at)ownyourdata.eu!


Upcoming Events
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