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
California’s new privacy law, explained  show on Slack
teemu.ropponen  

The California Consumer Privacy Act gives Californians some control over their data, but only if they know how to take advantage of it.

Inconvenient Truth for Tech: A New Agenda for Tech (Video: 43:53min)  show on Slack
agropper  

Learn how the extractive attention economy is tearing apart our shared social fabric and causing human downgrading. Find out how to build humane technology.

Cloud extraction technology: the secret tech that lets government agencies collect masses of data from your apps  show on Slack
Alex Bowyer  

Mobile phones remain the most frequently used and most important digital source for law enforcement investigations. Yet it is not just what is physically stored on the phone that law enforcement are after, but what can be accessed from it, primarily data stored in the Cloud.

Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’  show on Slack
Charlie - AfroLeadership  

An explosive leak of tens of thousands of documents from the defunct data firm Cambridge Analytica is set to expose the inner workings of the company. More than 100,000 documents relating to work in 68 countries that will lay bare the global infrastructure of an operation used to manipulate voters on “an industrial scale” are set to be released over the next months.

I Needed the Discounts  show on Slack
Wip  

Novelists, poets and artists imagine life in the age of surveillance.

A Preliminary Opinion on data protection and scientific research  show on Slack
Joss  

A statement from the European Data Protection Supervisor (lead by Wojciech Wiewiorówski) about personal data protection and scientific research.

Thought Leadership Guidebook  show on Slack
Sille  

This week a call took place about the MyData Thought Leadership and how reshaping the Thematic Groups can work. Be sure to check out the slide-deck!


Questions Asked
Call for proposals: UN World Data Forum  show on Slack
teemu.ropponen  

The UN World Data Forum 2020 (UNWDF 2020) will bring together data leaders from diverse stakeholder groups to exchange ideas, showcase innovations, identify solutions, discuss future strategies, and provide mutual learning opportunities on a wide variety of topics. Submit your session proposals for the #UNDataForum 2020 by 31 January 2020.

Personal Data Organization Landscape  show on Slack
j12t  

Personal data is becoming a thing in 2020. Not just startups, but also not-for-profit organiations have been popping up everywhere. It’s hard not to get lost and this is a first attempt to map the landscape. Would love your feedback and ideas!

MyData Design Challenges Map  show on Slack
Alessandro_C  

It is always a good idea having a clear picture of the challenges at hand and since still many see design as a synonymous of UI/UX (which indeed is much broader!) it is perhaps time for mapping the MyData design challenges out. I’ve collected my personal thoughts on a shared board and your contribution is very welcome!


MyData Internals

The MyData Operators submitted their application to become an official Thematic Group. Teemu posted a video on the MyData strategy and next steps before the Amsterdam community meeting.


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

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