The fourth annual conference, dedicated to rebuilding trust for human-centered data economy is organised by the award-winning MyData Global nonprofit and held in Helsinki, Finland, on September 25-27.
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 stories. More information on the three events found below.
During MyData 2019 we give you the chance to meet and talk to changemakers, entrepreneurs, activists, academics, large corporations, public agencies, and developers. Interesting names include
Grammy-award winning Imogen Heap,
Carole Cadwalladr, Journalist for the Guardian Observer behind the Cambridge Analytica investigation,
James Farrar, famous for the UK labour law case against Uber - The decision was described as a "monumental victory" for some 40,000 drivers in England and Wales,
Jessikka Aro, an investigative journalist (YLE) who won the Bonnier Journalism Prize in 2016 for her research about pro-Russia trolls in Finland,
Alexander Stubb, the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank and former Prime Minister of Finland,
EXTRA TIP: There will certainly be some interesting discussions about the future of personal data with the representatives from Google.
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, investigative journalist (YLE), won the Bonnier Journalism Prize for her research about pro-Russia trolls in Finland
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 Klemettinen, 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.
Mikko Rusama, Chief Digital Office at the City of Helsinki
Katryna Dow, CEO Meeco
John Havens, Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
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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