What if we as individuals had better control of our personal data? In essence that’s what MyData 2019 conference is working toward. With more and more reported data breaches and personal data scandals appearing in the news on a regular basis, the importance of this topic is growing fast.
This will be the fourth annual conference organised by the award-winning MyData Global nonprofit. It’s an event where you can meet and talk to changemakers, entrepreneurs, activists, academics, large corporations, public agencies, and developers.
Media representatives are welcome to the MyData 2019 conference for free. We have three special events for you, and also encourage you to join the whole event to discover thought-provoking news items. More information on the three events found below.
A Panel discussion with Carol Cadwalladr (The Guardian), Paul-Olivier Dehaye (PersonalData.IO, MyData Global), Jessikka Aro (YLE) and Cecilia Álvarez (Facebook) / Wednesday, 25th at 3.50 pm
Cocktail -hour for the media / Wednesday, 25th at 5 pm
MyData 2019 Press Conference / Thursday 26th, at 11 am
The panel will happen after a screening of The Great Hack Netflix documentary - a movie about the Cambridge Analytica scandal on Thursday 25th September at 15:50 - 16:30
The panel’s topic: “How to rebuild the trust in the era of scandals, data breaches and data misuse.”
People attending the panel:
Carole Cadwalladr, Journalist for the Guardian Observer behind the Cambridge Analytica investigation
Jessikka Aro, is Finnish investigative journalist from the national broadcasting company YLE
Paul-Olivier Dahaye, founder of Personaldata.IO focusing on making data protection rights useful, he appears in the Great Hack movie and is also a board member of MyData Global
Wednesday 25th Sept, 5 - 6 pm.
MyData 2019 is an official side event of Finland’s EU Presidency period, and the concept was included in the new Finnish Government Programme. During the cocktail hour you will see short examples on how Finland is supporting new global data solutions in a sustainable way.
17.00 - 17.10 Beginning cocktails serving
17.10 - 17.15 Welcome words
- Teemu Ropponen, General Manager of MyData Global
17.15 - 17.25 “Trust-based innovation as a driver for growth in Europe”
- Jaana Sinipuro, Project Director, IHAN Fair Data Economy, Sitra
17.25 - 17.35 "Digital Society of Trust",
- Mika Klementtinen, Digitalization Director at Business Finland
17.35 - 17.45 “Building human-centric, thriving and balanced data economy for Europe”
- Maria Rautavirta, Director of Data Business Unit, Data Department, The Finnish Ministry of Transport & Communications
17.45 - 17.55 Time for questions and more cocktails
Thursday 26th September at 11 am
During the press conference you will hear interesting highlights from the programme of MyData 2019. Come and ask challenging questions to our acclaimed presenters about the individual’s control over personal data, the political commitment to change, or about the technical opportunities.
The MyData 2019 conference is organised by the international MyData Global nonprofit, headquartered in Finland. MyData Global's mission is to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data. This is the paradigm shift outlined in the MyData Declaration.
Since its founding in October 2018, MyData Global has nearly 700 members, including over 90 organisations, from over 40 countries on six continents. MyData Global was awarded by the EU Commission as one of the most impactful European initiatives shaping a new culture around Next-Generation Internet, for “Data as a human right”.
MyData 2019 conference: mydata2019.org
About MyData and MyData Global: mydata.org
White paper on MyData (2015) – A Nordic Model for human-centered personal data management and processing
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