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Adapting Data Ecosystems to follow MyData Principles

  • Glasshouse, Merchiston Campus Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh (map)
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Free Event

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The event will take place in the Glasshouse, Merchiston Campus. The target audience is everyone. Anyone interested in learning more about MyData, taking more control over their data and thinking about the data ecosystems their data is currently used in. The maximum size of the event would be 60 people.

MyData is a human-centred approach in personal data management that combines industry need to data with digital human rights. 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, you and I, should have an easy way to see where data about us goes, specify who can use it, and alter these decisions over time.

We have recently launched a local MyData Scotland hub, with the goal being to push the ideas and principles of the MyData community whilst taking into account the locality of Scotland.

We plan to have an introductory talk about MyData, its principles and ideas. Then discuss the ideas behind data ecosystem mapping as outlined in the Open Data Institute - The workshop will split into small groups who will map out on paper a data ecosystem of their choosing. Ideally, one that data they produce is used or could be used in the future. Afterwards, we plan to evaluate the maps produced as a group and identify areas for improvement. Areas where individuals could have more control over how the data they create is used within a data ecosystem.

Data affects us all. We all produce data, probably more than we realise, but most of us I imagine feel that they are not in control of the data they produce or how it is used. MyData was founded as a global not for profit organisation to bring about a different vision for data management that puts individuals in control. By doing that we hope that the value generated from access to quality data can be distributed more evenly across society.