Community Meeting ( July 18 ): MyData - A human-centered approach to personal data management

Justin Obara obara.justin at
Mon Jul 16 13:04:22 UTC 2018

At this week’s Community Meeting
<> ( July
18, 2018 ) Teemu Ropponen will be talking about MyData - A human-centered
approach to personal data management.

Meeting Notes


MyData is both an alternative vision and guiding technical principles for
how we, as individuals, can have more control over the data trails we leave
behind us in our everyday actions. The core idea is that we should have an
easy way to see where data about us goes, specify who can use it, and alter
these decisions over time. More than GDPR, MyData focuses on actionable
rights - making sure that data CAN be reused easily, as long the reuse is
governed ethically.

Thus, the MyData approach aims at strengthening digital human rights while
opening new opportunities for businesses to develop innovative personal
data based services built on mutual trust.

MyData is now in the Finnish Government agenda. The MyData declaration has
been translated to nearly 10 languages worldwide and the white paper has
gained good traction worldwide.

Open Knowledge Finland, Aalto University and many partners currently
coordinate a large global MyData global network around the ethical use of
personal data.  The network operates now in 25 locations in 20 countries,
and organise a 800-person conference and regional meetups on the topic.

n August of this year, this MyData movement is being spun off into

a separate international not-for-profit organisation.

Teemu Ropponen from the MyData Global Network and Open Knowledge Finland,
will explain what MyData is all about in practice, and explains what it
might mean for designers and developers of digital services in the future.


Join the lively Slack:

Follow on Twitter:


MyData 2018 Conference:

MyData Global Community:

MyData Declaration:

Read more:

Our thinking on Medium:

Whitepapers and more:


2:30 - 4:00pm ET


Locally: IDRC Office <>
Remotely: fluid_standup
video conference

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