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
Leaked Reports Show EU Police Are Planning a Pan-European Network of Facial Recognition Databases

The proposal to link the EU’s facial recognition databases would likely connect them to the U.S. as well, in a massive consolidation of biometric data.

Are data more like oil or sunlight?

A great article about data economy mentioning many iniatives that are part of MyData movement like Decode and Fair data economy.

Bruce Schneier joins Inrupt

Bruce Schneier has joined a company called Inrupt as Chief of Security Architecture that is working to bring Tim Berners-Lee's distributed data ownership model that is Solid into the mainstream - think of Inrupt basically as the Red Hat of Solid.

Europe is fighting tech battle with one hand tied behind its back

New proposals around data and artificial intelligence will be subject to restrictions that rivals in China and the United States do not face.

EU Datathon

The fourth edition of EU Datathon, the open data competition, has been launched on 19 February and you can submit your project description until March 3rd.

Users would tell Facebook their bank balance for $8.44 a month

Study of people across six countries finds German users would charge most for sharing personal data. This article is based on this paper: How Much is Privacy Worth Around the World and Across Platforms?.

Data Portability & Services Incubator

DAPSI is a €5.6M fund powered by the European Commission, solely dedicated to Data Portability.

AI Fairness

Ruoss et al. published the first method to train AI systems with mathematically provable certificates of individual fairness. Full source code is available on Github.


Questions Asked
How do you train a personal AI?

If a benefit of PersonalAI is privacy, where do you get the training data from? @Iain and @Oguzhan Gencoglu joined the discussion and many interesting points were raised as well as current solutions referenced.

Help secure partnership for Europe 2020 conference

We organise (collectively) this year 4 regional conferences, out of which Europe 2020 conference in Berlin in September is the biggest one. We need your support and offer 20% of every partnership agreement you help to secure. This is a great way to earn some revenue for the hub’s activities!


Tools
Contextual Consent

For the last 6 months I’ve been working on a tech product which stops third party embeds like chat widgets, social share buttons and youtube videos from dropping cookies until people interact with them. We’ve just launched today and we’d love your support and feedback.


MyData Internals

Board & Steering Group

Community


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

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