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Introducing: MyData

- May 25, 2016 in opengov, openov, parliamentary data

this post was written by the OK Finland team What is MyData?
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. To do this, we are developing a standardized, open, and mediated approach to personal data management by creating “MyData operators.” Standardised operator model A MyData operator account would act like an email account for your different data streams. Like an email, different parties can host an
operator account, with different sets of functionalities. For example, some MyData operators could also provide personal data storage solutions, others could perform data analytics or work as identity provider. The one requirement for a MyData operator is that it lets individual receive and send data streams according to one interoperable set of standards.
What “MyData” can do?
“MyData” model does a few things that the current data ecosystem does not. It will let you to re-use your data with a third party – For example, you could take data collected about your purchasing habits from a loyalty card of your favourite grocery store and re-use it in a financing application to see how you are spending your money on groceries. It will let you see and change how you consent to your data use Currently,  different service providers and applications use complicated terms of service where most users just check ‘yes’ or ‘no’ once , without being entirely sure what they agree to. It will let you change services – With MyData you will be able to take your data from one operator to another if you decide to change services. mydata-banner-transp Make it happen, make it right MyData2016 conference will be held in Aug 31st- Sep 2nd in Helsinki Hall of Culture. Right now, the technical solutions for managing your data according to MyData approach exist. There are many initiatives, emerging out of both the public and private sectors around the world, paving the way for human-centered personal data management. We believe strongly in the need to collaborate with other initiatives to develop an infrastructure in a way that works with all the complicated systems at work in the current data landscape.

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Open Gov Bulletin #1 – August September 2014

- September 5, 2014 in opengov, openov, parliamentary data

Hello all, This is our first attempt to create an open gov working group bulletin. The purpose of the bulletin is to summarize topics which were discussed in the working group so you can keep up to date with all the mails that are gathered in your inbox. It will also try to update the community on upcoming events and opportunities. Like the new format? Want to improve the bulletin? Send Mor an email to – mor.rubinstein@okfn.org   Top topics *** August’s hot topic was the Public assessment of the OGP national plans, led by Alberto Abella from OKF Spain. Alberto raised the subject of ranking and measuring the OGPpublic reports  in different OGP countries (thanks to@timdavies for the link).  The discussion was very fruitful and we became familiar with similar initiatives for the topic. Alberto even posted a blog post about it on the OKF blog. Have something to say about the subject? Keep the discussion going in the thread.   *** Unfortunately, this month we were shocked by the death of the open gov community member in Ghana, Emmanuel Okyere from Odekro. Emmanuel was an amazing advocate of open data in Africa and a great leader. He will be missed by many of us. You can read more about Emmanuel inthis blog.   Upcoming events in September   *** Open your diaries and mark the week of the 15th of September because it’s going to GLOW.Global Legislative Openness Week, an initiative ofOpening Parliament will take place between the 15-25 of September with events all around the world, bringing parliaments and civil society to work together on opening parliaments data. It is not too late to set up an event. Use this form to organize yours. In the same week, our friends for the Sunlight Foundation are leading a campaign to raise awareness around the importance of open formats when publishing legislative information (I like to call him – a step in ending scraping of parliaments’ data). Want to take part in the campaign or ask more questions about it? Contact Sunlight here.   *** Latin America Open data conferences will take place at the end of the month. The unconference ofAbreLATAM will take place in Mexico City on September 30th followed by the ConDatos conference on the 1st-2nd of October. This is the second year the Latin American and Caribbean region will host these conferences and we are excited to see the outcomes that will follow.   Wishing you an open and happy month, The Open Government Working Group

Open Gov Bulletin #1 – August September 2014

- September 5, 2014 in opengov, openov, parliamentary data

Hello all,

This is our first attempt to create an open gov working group bulletin. The purpose of the bulletin is to summarize topics which were discussed in the working group so you can keep up to date with all the mails that are gathered in your inbox. It will also try to update the community on upcoming events and opportunities. Like the new format? Want to improve the bulletin? Send Mor an email to – mor.rubinstein@okfn.org

 

Top topics

*** August’s hot topic was the Public assessment of the OGP national plans, led by Alberto Abella from OKF Spain. Alberto raised the subject of ranking and measuring the OGPpublic reports  in different OGP countries (thanks to@timdavies for the link).  The discussion was very fruitful and we became familiar with similar initiatives for the topic. Alberto even posted a blog post about it on the OKF blog. Have something to say about the subject? Keep the discussion going in the thread.

 

*** Unfortunately, this month we were shocked by the death of the open gov community member in Ghana, Emmanuel Okyere from Odekro. Emmanuel was an amazing advocate of open data in Africa and a great leader. He will be missed by many of us. You can read more about Emmanuel inthis blog.

 

Upcoming events in September

 

*** Open your diaries and mark the week of the 15th of September because it’s going to GLOW.Global Legislative Openness Week, an initiative ofOpening Parliament will take place between the 15-25 of September with events all around the world, bringing parliaments and civil society to work together on opening parliaments data. It is not too late to set up an event. Use this form to organize yours.

In the same week, our friends for the Sunlight Foundation are leading a campaign to raise awareness around the importance of open formats when publishing legislative information (I like to call him – a step in ending scraping of parliaments’ data). Want to take part in the campaign or ask more questions about it? Contact Sunlight here.

 

*** Latin America Open data conferences will take place at the end of the month. The unconference ofAbreLATAM will take place in Mexico City on September 30th followed by the ConDatos conference on the 1st-2nd of October. This is the second year the Latin American and Caribbean region will host these conferences and we are excited to see the outcomes that will follow.

 

Wishing you an open and happy month,

The Open Government Working Group

Open Gov Bulletin #1 – August September 2014

- September 5, 2014 in opengov, openov, parliamentary data

Hello all, This is our first attempt to create an open gov working group bulletin. The purpose of the bulletin is to summarize topics which were discussed in the working group so you can keep up to date with all the mails that are gathered in your inbox. It will also try to update the community on upcoming events and opportunities. Like the new format? Want to improve the bulletin? Send Mor an email to – mor.rubinstein@okfn.org   Top topics *** August’s hot topic was the Public assessment of the OGP national plans, led by Alberto Abella from OKF Spain. Alberto raised the subject of ranking and measuring the OGPpublic reports  in different OGP countries (thanks to@timdavies for the link).  The discussion was very fruitful and we became familiar with similar initiatives for the topic. Alberto even posted a blog post about it on the OKF blog. Have something to say about the subject? Keep the discussion going in the thread.   *** Unfortunately, this month we were shocked by the death of the open gov community member in Ghana, Emmanuel Okyere from Odekro. Emmanuel was an amazing advocate of open data in Africa and a great leader. He will be missed by many of us. You can read more about Emmanuel inthis blog.   Upcoming events in September   *** Open your diaries and mark the week of the 15th of September because it’s going to GLOW.Global Legislative Openness Week, an initiative ofOpening Parliament will take place between the 15-25 of September with events all around the world, bringing parliaments and civil society to work together on opening parliaments data. It is not too late to set up an event. Use this form to organize yours. In the same week, our friends for the Sunlight Foundation are leading a campaign to raise awareness around the importance of open formats when publishing legislative information (I like to call him – a step in ending scraping of parliaments’ data). Want to take part in the campaign or ask more questions about it? Contact Sunlight here.   *** Latin America Open data conferences will take place at the end of the month. The unconference ofAbreLATAM will take place in Mexico City on September 30th followed by the ConDatos conference on the 1st-2nd of October. This is the second year the Latin American and Caribbean region will host these conferences and we are excited to see the outcomes that will follow.   Wishing you an open and happy month, The Open Government Working Group

Open Gov Bulletin #1 – August September 2014

- September 5, 2014 in opengov, openov, parliamentary data

Hello all, This is our first attempt to create an open gov working group bulletin. The purpose of the bulletin is to summarize topics which were discussed in the working group so you can keep up to date with all the mails that are gathered in your inbox. It will also try to update the community on upcoming events and opportunities. Like the new format? Want to improve the bulletin? Send Mor an email to – mor.rubinstein@okfn.org   Top topics *** August’s hot topic was the Public assessment of the OGP national plans, led by Alberto Abella from OKF Spain. Alberto raised the subject of ranking and measuring the OGPpublic reports  in different OGP countries (thanks to@timdavies for the link).  The discussion was very fruitful and we became familiar with similar initiatives for the topic. Alberto even posted a blog post about it on the OKF blog. Have something to say about the subject? Keep the discussion going in the thread.   *** Unfortunately, this month we were shocked by the death of the open gov community member in Ghana, Emmanuel Okyere from Odekro. Emmanuel was an amazing advocate of open data in Africa and a great leader. He will be missed by many of us. You can read more about Emmanuel inthis blog.   Upcoming events in September   *** Open your diaries and mark the week of the 15th of September because it’s going to GLOW.Global Legislative Openness Week, an initiative ofOpening Parliament will take place between the 15-25 of September with events all around the world, bringing parliaments and civil society to work together on opening parliaments data. It is not too late to set up an event. Use this form to organize yours. In the same week, our friends for the Sunlight Foundation are leading a campaign to raise awareness around the importance of open formats when publishing legislative information (I like to call him – a step in ending scraping of parliaments’ data). Want to take part in the campaign or ask more questions about it? Contact Sunlight here.   *** Latin America Open data conferences will take place at the end of the month. The unconference ofAbreLATAM will take place in Mexico City on September 30th followed by the ConDatos conference on the 1st-2nd of October. This is the second year the Latin American and Caribbean region will host these conferences and we are excited to see the outcomes that will follow.   Wishing you an open and happy month, The Open Government Working Group