Please join us for coffee, breakfast, and a lively discussion about how we can take control of and benefit from our personal data!
Your personal data is valuable currency in a new 21st-century economic model. But who benefits from it? MyData gives people the practical means to access the wealth of data collected about them, including purchasing records, geo-location data, telecommunications data, medical records, financial information and more. Giving people control over the data being collected about them would foster new business opportunities, bring transparency to personal data usage, enhance privacy, and guarantee data portability.
Besides tasty morning coffee we will have two lightening presentations on MyData followed by an exchange of ideas on the topic – come to learn more and share your insights!
Welcoming words, Antti Poikola, OKF
Don’t we already have legal rights to our own data? How will the European data protection act change the field?
The Right to be Remembered, Molly Schwartz
Do we have the right to control how we are remembered or forgotten? Do recent technological developments enable or prohibit us from controlling our public identities and personal information? The MyData initiative introduces a legal framework, technical tools, and practical solutions to give people control over how their personal data is presented, used, and shared online. As battles over our personal data rage in Parliaments and courtrooms, who can access it and who can use it, determining who we are online, how we are remembered and how we are forgotten, the MyData initiative is a solution that strikes the problem at the root cause and has the potential to reform the system in a way that benefits people and enhances a more democratic society.
Cities enabling access to personal data?, Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts, Forum Virium Helsinki
Short presentation on the efforts of cities to move forward with not only opening up data but providing their citizens access and control to their own data. Presentation is followed by a discussion, where participants share ideas on what steps are needed when cities move from opening up public data to providing city dwellers’ with their data?
Time: 03/09/2015 – 08:30 – 09:30 – 03/09/2015 – 08:30 – 09:30
Venue: Helsinki Think Company, Vuorikatu 5, Helsinki