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[Advanced] 3D Zero Knowledge Protocol

PingAn bank, one of the biggest bank in China, released a report that shows how they use the ZKP to empower its business.

[Simple] Privacy group targets website 'cookie terror'

Noyb, headed by well-known Austrian privacy advocate Max Schrems, is targeting companies which it says deliberately make it hard to opt-out of tracking cookies.

[Advanced] FAIR Data Maturity Model. Specification and Guidelines

Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability – the FAIR principles – intend to define a minimal set of related but independent and separable guiding principles and practices that enable both machines and humans to find, access, interoperate and re-use data and metadata. The FAIR principles were defined in 2016 in an article by Mark Wilkinson et. al. The principles have to be considered as inspiring concepts but not strict rules. This means that they may lead to diverse interpretations and ambiguity.

To remedy the proliferation of FAIRness measurements based on different interpretations of the principles, the RDA Working Group “FAIR data maturity model” established in January 2019 aims to develop a common set of core assessment criteria for FAIRness, as an RDA Recommendation. In the course of 2019 and the first half of 2020, the WG established a set of indicators and maturity levels for those indicators. As a result of the work, a first set of guidelines and a checklist related to the implementation of the indicators were produced, with the objective to further align the guidelines for evaluating FAIRness with the needs of the community.

[Simple] EU Digital COVID Certificate: EU Gateway goes live with seven countries one month ahead of deadline

Today, the EU Digital COVID Certificate has reached another important milestone with the go-live of the technical system at EU level, which allows to verify certificates in a secure and privacy-friendly way. The EU certificate was proposed by the Commission to resume safe travelling this summer. It will be free of charge, secure and accessible to all. Available in digital format or on paper, it will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative, or recovered from an infection.

[Simple] The UK Has a Plan for a New ‘Pandemic Radar’ System

Disease surveillance schemes to catch the next rising virus already exist—they’re just not communicating with each other.

[Intermediate] Community-as-a-Service: A Business Model for the 21st Century

How communities generate value and how content creators are profiting from it.

[Advanced] The next generation of data ethics tools

The research reveals some of the broad shapes and patterns of the tech and data ecosystem and its relationships to current ethics tools. It covers three key sections:

  • Early tech and data ethics tools and their users
  • The evolving tech and data ethics landscape
  • Lessons for the next generation of tech and data ethics tools
[Intermediate] Fing Data Day

Join the Fing Data Day and explore the strategic opportunities to co-design data projects between cities. To help you prepare to take part in the discussion, we drafted this extensive participant handbook.

[Simple] AI start-up potted Coronavirus before anyone else had a clue

On December 30, 2019, BlueDot, a Toronto-based startup that uses a platform built around artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data to track and predict the outbreak and spread of infectious diseases, alerted its private sector and government clients about a cluster of “unusual pneumonia” cases happening around a market in Wuhan, China.

[Intermediate] European Digital Identity

The European Digital Identity will be available to EU citizens, residents, and businesses who want to identify themselves or provide confirmation of certain personal information. It can be used for both online and offline public and private services across the EU. Every EU citizen and resident in the Union will be able to use a personal digital wallet.

[Advanced] A fair data economy is built upon collaboration

Sitra the Finnish Innovation Fund is continuing their fine efforts in Fair Data Economy, as it is now becoming a new thematic area. At the same time, the IHAN project, who has funded MyData Global also, is ending as such.


Questions Asked
[Advanced] EU Data Act: 1st consultation phase has started.

The Commission is committed to ensuring fairness in how the value from using data is shared among businesses, consumers and accountable public bodies. This initiative, known as the ‘Data Act’, aims to facilitate access to and use of data, including business-to business and business-to-government, and to review the rules on the legal protection of databases.

The Commission would like to hear your views!

[Advanced] i4Trust Open Calls

i4Trust is building a sustainable ecosystem where companies will be able to create innovative services by means of breaking “data silos” through sharing, re-using and trading of data assets.


Tools
Whim

Today is a big day in the journey of MaaS Global: we are more than happy to announce that our Whim app is now available in Switzerland!

FIWARE

FIWARE4Cities: FIWARE is now up and running in more than 200 cities in over 30 countries worldwide. This booklet deep dives into 36 of them.

Mine

A novel approach to finding out what your “digital footprint” is - you login to their system, and they will inform you on which companies hold personal data about you, including your credit card details!


MyData Internals

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Community

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