How we operate
MyData Global and its international network operate on the basis of trust, which is actively built by our guiding principles outlined below. MyData Global aspires to weave these principles into all our interactions.
MyData Global aims to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data. The human-centric paradigm strives for a fair, sustainable, and prosperous digital society, where the sharing of personal data is based on trust and a balanced and fair relationship between individuals and organisations.
MyData Global only offers opinions and advice on issues defined by our purpose and declaration.
Code of conduct
We recognise that, as humans, our actions might not always align with the agreed principles. In this spirit, we pledge to address all concerns raised about gaps or breaches of our principles in an open and expeditious manner, and to create an environment of continuous practice and learning. Our code of conduct takes this into practice and describes unwanted behaviour and how it can be resolved.
Read the full code of conduct
|What this means for us as the ORGANISATION
|What this means for us as members and participants of the COMMUNITY
|Culture of respect
|We actively facilitate a space where people are free to fully express their identities and opinions and are free from discrimination and harassment.
|We speak and act respectfully of others, including their privacy, personal information, and contributions.
We recognize that people can have honest and irreconcilable disagreements about policies and choices, We will respect those differences and the right of members of the MyData community to hold different opinions.
We recognize and respect that people have different lived experiences that they bring to the MyData community.
|Transparency and openness
|Our meetings, documents, and processes are open by default; we prioritise activities aimed at public use.
|We communicate openly and share knowledge actively.
Where people or groups have a reasonable requirement for safe spaces for discussion, or need confidentiality for legal or other reasonable grounds, these requirements will be accomodated.
|Efficiency, agility, and coordination
|We encourage decentralised activity in MyData initiatives whilst supporting them with central coordination. The board and staff will seek to develop efficient means and structures for the organisation as well as the community.
|We adhere to established tools, processes and structures, and actively suggest as well as pilot improvements if needed. These means will support us to engage with activities of MyData Global organisation and community across diverse boundaries.
|Culture of proactivity
|We open up processes as early as possible, invite contributions, and take initiative.
|We contribute proactively to ongoing projects, including giving constructive criticism where useful.
|Diversity by design
|We design our processes to incorporate diversity and actively seek to include diverse voices.
|We strive to bridge and benefit from the diversity of backgrounds, competencies, culture and perspectives.
We recognize that the voices and experiences of historically disadvantaged groups or marginalized populations should be sought out and surfaced to enable real diversity.
|We respect agreements entered with members as well as third parties and take common responsibility for successes as well as failures.
|Even for voluntary efforts, our common achievements depend on mutual accountability. We commit to share with relevant parties when we are not able to meet values and expectations.