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  • MyData is not about open data, but personal data.
    • Core Idea
      • Individuals should be in control of their own data
    • Approach
      • aims to strengthen digital human rights (privacy, sovereignty) while opening new opportunities for businesses to develop innovative personal data based services built on mutual trust.
    • MyData is a vision and guiding technical principals so we can have control over the data trails we leave behind us everyday.
  • Three models
    • API Ecosystem
      • Individual APIs to connect
      • Easy to forget what and where you've given consent
    • Platform Model
      • single sign on
      • etc.
    • MyData Model
      • control data flows to individual entities
  • MyData shifts
    • Formal → actionable rights
      • not just legal but something you can actually do. (e.g. click on something)
    • Data protection → data empowerment
      • Things like GDPR are more privacy protection, empowerment is what can you do with the data about you
    • Closed → open ecosystems
      • currently little/no transparency about what data is collected about you
  • GDPR vs MyData
    • GDPR strengthens data protection and our individual rights (hopefully also our trust)
      • key rights
        • consent
        • data portability
        • right to access
        • right to be forgotten
          • grey areas
            • right to be forgotten vs public interest
            • right to remember
            • right of minority groups
        • privacy by design
        • data protection officers
        • breach notification
      • other issue is that some sites are blocking users because they view compliance to be too difficult/costly
    • MyData aims to enable new services based on personal data
      • Entire MyData architecture is built on managing consents.
      • Realising and promoting functional APIs/interfaces for data, not just file access is central goal in MyData.
      • MyData creates a framework where both control and transparency of data usage is done human-centric
      • Profiling requires explicit consent
      • ...
    • Open Data - MyData Principles
      • MyData is about your data and your freedoms, Open data is about public data and anyones freedom
  • Making it happen
    • 25 MyData hubs across 20 countries
    • Companies coming onboard to support MyData. They may not be end user facing but companies that support other companies that use data.
    • Still need to explore relation to AI (can i get my data, can i revoke my data from those algorithms, and etc.)
    • Deceived by Design - Norwegian Consumer Council
    • MyData Conference ( 2016 and 2017 videos are online) 2018 conference happening at the end of August.
  • In the future it would be good to have privacy icons (similar to creative commons icons) to indicate what a terms of service entails.