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Why join MyData Global?

MyData is a human-centric and ethical approach to personal data which aims at a fair, sustainable, and prosperous digital society for all.

In this society, people get value from their data and set the agenda on how their data is used. In this society, the ethical use of personal data is always the most attractive course of action for organisations.

Our work is primarily financed by membership fees and revenue from the MyData Conferences. Read below more about the value you get for becoming a member!

Joining forces

MyData Global members work for the inevitable shift towards human-centricity and we accelerate it in practice, by facilitating collaboration between business, public sector, academia and civil society innovators.

Creating impact

By being a MyData Global member, you can show that you belong to the group of changemakers who are transforming data-driven business into one that is ethical and more balanced.

Getting value

Read more about how we create value for our members from below. How we create impact is in the theory of change of our strategy.

40+ COUNTRIES

400+ INDIVIDUALS

90+ ORGANISATIONS

Benefits for an organisation member

  • Connect with the global community
  • Accelerate co-learning and knowledge-building
  • Build partnerships with aligned organisations
  • Build trusted and interoperable products
  • Strengthen your brand
  • Help shape regulation, policies, standards

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Benefits for an individual member

  • Accelerate co-learning and knowledge-building
  • Help shape the MyData Global organisation
  • Connect with the global community of personal data experts
  • Stay updated with what’s happening in the world of personal data
  • Learn to build trusted and interoperable products
  • Help influence regulation, policies, standards

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Want to hear more?

Interested in becoming an organisational member, but not sure what benefit it can bring to your organisation? Book a meeting with our General Manager Teemu Ropponen.

For more details on what we can offer, please book a meeting with me! Do also read our blog post “What MyData Global has achieved thus far and why join our journey”

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More about the membership value

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Organisations

Connect with the global community

  • Engage with diverse group of other organisations and people – on Slack & at events
  • Act as a MyData representative take part in international and local forums
  • Hire new expertise

Accelerate co-learning and knowledge-building

  • Stay updated to what’s happening in the industry through sensemaking
  • Create knowledge, concepts, policies & ideas collaboratively (white papers)
  • Educate the market through
  • Neutral common language to describe the work we do

Build partnerships with aligned organisations

  • Form consortia for joint product & offering development
  • Form consortia to solve shared, common problems (R & D, legal)

Build trusted and interoperable products

  • Interoperability of solutions through collaboration and common definitions
  • Recognition of Interoperability – show quality of your solution (MyData operator awards)
  • Use tools like MyData Design Toolkit for improved product development

Strengthen your brand

  • Communicate human-centric values by affiliating with MyData brand
  • Share your news to a wide, global expert audience (newsletters, soc. media, events)
  • Communicate about your solution through webinars and case library

Help shape regulation, policies, standards

  • Take part in shaping regulation and policies through consultations

Individuals

Connect with the global community

  • Engage with diverse group of other organisations and people – on Slack & at events.
  • Act as a MyData representative take part in international and local forums.
  • Find job opportunities.

Accelerate co-learning and knowledge-building

  • Stay updated to what’s happening in the industry through sensemaking.
  • Use your expertise in creating knowledge, concepts, policies & ideas collaboratively, and get recognition.

Learn to build trusted and interoperable products!

  • Learn to Use tools like MyData Design Toolkit for product development.

Stay updated on what’s happening in the world of personal data

  • Communicate human-centric values by affiliating with MyData brand.
  • Get latest news to a wide, global expert audience (newsletters, soc. media, events).
  • Get practical insights through webinars and case library.

Help influence regulation, policies, standards

  • Take part in shaping regulation and policies through consultations.

Help shape the MyData Global organisation

  • Act as a leader or in other roles in association, hubs, thematic groups.
  • Show that you are future-oriented & want to see a fair, sustainable and prosperous digital society.

For members only

  

Shape the MyData Global organisation

Members have exclusive rights to vote and steer us in the right direction. Only members are eligible to apply for the leadership positions on the general meetings.

Support your local movement and themes you are most interested

Donate 50% of your membership fee to any of the MyData Initiatives (local hubs or thematic groups).

Start a MyData Initiative

You must be a member to establish a MyData Local Hub or a Thematic Group.

Save money 

Get discount for the MyData conferences.

MyData Global was founded in the autumn of 2018

MyData Global nonprofit organisation was founded on October 11, 2018. Many organisations and people were involved to formalise the MyData community and continues to work on advancing more human-centric approaches to personal data.

SEE WHO ARE THE FOUNDERS