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

OwnYourData and the MyData community share the same values for a just, sustainable and prosperous digital society. See the OwnYourData Mission Statement for more information, and please consider supporting the MyData movement. If you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to contact me at mdwd(at)ownyourdata.eu.


Noteworthy Information
Privacy, Data, and the Consumer: What US Thinks About Sharing Data

As GDPR becomes the norm, are marketers able to walk the tight-rope of consumer data and privacy? Acxiom and DMA study consumers’ take on data sharing.

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.

Do you really need all this personal information, @RollingStone?

The linked Privacy Policy in the popover that greets visitors on arrival at Rolling Stone’s website is supplied by Rolling Stone’s parent (PMC) and weighs more than 10,000 words. In it the word “advertising” appears 68 times. Adjectives modifying it include “targeted,” “personalized,” “tailored,” “cookie-based,” “behavioral” and “interest-based.”


Questions Asked
Share insights that pave the path for MyData

It occurred to me that many are asking for news/insights about government & policy programs that pave the path for MyData. Please share interesting work from your countries and gather these inputs and discussions in the channel #policy!

Review for Architecture specification for a Consent Service

The Information System Authority of the Estonian Republic has developed a Architecture specification for a Consent Service. Feedback is welcomed!


MyData Internals

I received feedback this week that the MyData Weekly Digest might cover too many internals and is thus not relevant for a general audience. Since it is important for me to spread information about personal data management to as many as possible I restructured the Weekly Digest: the first section “Noteworthy Information” focuses on general news in the personal data area, “Questions Asked” are from questions asked by the MyData community on Slack but with relevance for everyone, and only in this section “MyData Internals” specifics (mostly from the #board, #steering-group, and #community channels) are covered - though only mentioning the topic of discussion but not the decision itself but linking to the respective posting in Slack.
Let me know what you think and don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you might have!

Board & Steering Group

Community


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

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