MyData x GDPR
We see the GDPR as a positive development for citizens and organisations: a great opportunity for citizens to start regaining control over their personal data and a chance for organisations to re-think their customer relationships and identify new ways to innovate. We want to encourage everyone to learn more about these rights and we want to support them in making actual requests for their personal data. This is a MyData Community call to action toward better visibility and practices around personal data.
Let’s join forces on or around 25th May 2018, when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. Many communities, including several local MyData hubs, are organising events to bring attention to the new actionable rights of all EU citizens.
Check from the timetable below where various events are organised and add your own meetup by filling the form below. We recommend checking out also gdprparty.eu for any festivities taking place in your city or country!
GDPR events around the globe
Come celebrate the end of Privacy 1.0 – May 24th, 2018: the last day before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.
May 25th marks the day new data privacy rules become enforceable across the EU. It represents a shift to a new privacy paradigm more equipped for digital information society. This includes new performance requirements, like being able to demonstrate consent for processing personal data, granting free access to personal data “in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format” and transferring it “without hindrance” to other services, as well as providing explanations and “meaningful information” in relation to the logic, significance and consequences of automated decision-making.
In this invitation-only event, experts and innovators examine the significance of these changes, pondering what standards are needed to face the challenges and opportunities for a new generation of consumer-facing technologies and service providers.
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton St London EC2A 4JE United Kingdom
Main question at the panel: How should societies and enterprises act so that new, data-driven technologies would enhance democracy, and not curtail it? Our message: without individuals taking a conscious lead in this, the risks are high that this will not have the intended positive impact on the digital society. We present PersonalData.IO as a bottom-up process for exercising individual rights, launching into a civic mass action of data requests, setting off a cascade of events that require all stakeholders in the personal data domain to take an active, conscious and public position towards individual control over personal data. More info
A central element of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the right for data portability, i.e. the duty to provide data to data subjects in a common, structured, machine-readable format. Data portability enables citizens' to regain back their data sovereignty and it becomes the basis for data-driven innovation. In Switzerland, data portability is not legally anchored. Is a law required for this? What can self-regulation do? Which expectations can be directed to blockchain technology? At the event, companies and startups will present examples of application; associations and politicians take position. Event is held in German Register here
GDPR includes a lot and one of the most important thing is the individual and his or her rights. GDPR gives rights to consumers! ICT-Norway and Sesam will host a seminar together with The Norwegian Consumer Council on the consumer rights we all need to think about when GDPR comes into force in May.
Venue: Sørkedalsveien 8 Oslo 0369 Oslo Norway
With regard to personal data, in addition to traditional personal information protection perspective, citizens and consumers are beginning to emphasise the use of their own data by aggregation.
Internationally, the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is approaching May 25, 2018. Even in Japan, the Cabinet Secretariat, the Industrial Competitiveness Council, and the Data Trading Alliance, etc., are considering the promotion of "personal-initiative data distribution". Recently, the "Study Group on Data Portability" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications are held.
Following the last year symposium, "MyData Japan 2018" will share information and discuss deeply what will affect by such trend to our society, industry, government, what kind of future is to be opened, what to do for it.
2-1-2, Hitotsubashi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439 Japan
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Throughout May, decentralised events around France are taking place in order to help citizens in grabbing their new rights (group action, right to be forgotten, right to data portability) More info: https://fetedeslibertesnumeriques.org/evenements/ Pierre-Allyre Bureau firstname.lastname@example.org
Sesam see GDPR as a great opportunity for individuals to regain control over their own data. This we have to celebrate, like it’s 1999 - or at least 250518. On the very same day of the enforcement of the new regulation Sesam will gather every Johns and Janes for a rooftop party with bubbles, music and happy faces.
At the event Sesam will launch a privacy app, Sesam Key. The goal of the app is to help the average Joe to gain control over his data and decide voluntary what he wants to do with it.
Venue: Sørkedalsveien 8 Oslo 0369 Oslo Norway
We want people to come to the afternoon workshop to LEARN some basics about GDPR and the new rights, and to ACT on those rights by making some requests for their own data from service providers. We endeavour to make it a relaxed, enjoyable, fun and supportive environment. The evening session will be relaxed networking and further discussions about the topic. See the Facebook event
UNITED KINGDOM, The End of Privacy 1.0Come celebrate the end of Privacy 1.0 – May 24th, 2018: the last day before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.13:00 - 19:30
ESTONIA Personal and open data ecosystems seminarPaul-Olivier Dehaye at the conference opening panel with President of Estonia Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid, Francesca Bria, Rand Hindi13:30 - 17:30
SWITZERLAND Datenportabilität Optionen für die Schweiz19:00 - 21:00
NORWAY GDPR – what rights do I have as a consumer?Seminar on the consumer rights we all need to think about when GDPR comes into force in May.08:30 - 10:30
MyData Japan 2018For the second time, MyData conference is held in Japan10:00 - 18:30
FRANCE Fête des libertés numériquesThroughout May, decentralised events around France are taking place in order to help citizens in grabbing their new rights (group action, right to be forgotten, right to data portability)18:00 - 20:00
NORWAY "PARTY LIKE IT’S 25/05/18"Come and celebrate, like it’s 1999 - or at least 25/05/18. On the very same day of the enforcement of the new regulation Sesam will gather every Johns and Janes for a rooftop party with bubbles, music and happy faces.20:00 - 21:00
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