MyData 2022 gives a viewpoint to a new fair data economy, in which personal data is used responsibly. Best practices of designing web services for children is one of this year’s themes.
Last week, the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, stated that she will not give consent to the media to take and publish photos of her child. This led to wide discussion and international headlines – even though the right to privacy is guaranteed under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The release of the Facebook Files by the whistleblower Frances Haugen brought the issue of children’s data rights to global attention. The revelations confirmed long held concerns about how large tech companies (mis)handle, even exploit, the personal data of children.
“The current system – as a whole – is not working for children nor families. In the ‘real, physical world’, the protection of children is more straightforward, but parents are often powerless in the digital world. The responsibility to protect the children falls on guardians, but in reality, children’s data and digital experiences lie elsewhere, e.g., in the service providers”, explains Paula Bello from MyData Global’s MyData4Children group.
Protecting the rights of the children is the minimum that must be done, but we want to also empower and inspire them. We want the children to thrive, not only survive in the digital world.
“Companies should better understand not only the governing data regulations, but also children’s right, when they are designing games, apps or web services, which process and utilise data concerning children. One of MyData Global’ goals is to create best practices for the fair and ethical use of personal data, together with businesses, governments and organisations like UNICEF, ” Teemu Ropponen, the General manager of MyData Global continues
Personal data of people is being collected from cradle beyond the grave – now EU wants to put stop the unfair use by new data regulations
On the first day of the conference Jasmina Byrne from UNICEF will tell how digital technology permeates all aspects of children’s lives and how the growing data economy and the collection and use of children’s data impacts their rights and wellbeing.
Other presentations include:
Julia Angwin – THE MARKUP: Power and privacy
Nnenna Nwakanma – WORLD WIDE WEB FOUNDATION: World Wide Web of data
Marloes Pomp – NETHERLAND AI COALITION: The power of decentralised civilian initiatives during crisis situations: how data is used in Ukraine
Chris Skinner – THE FINANSER: When markets change rapidly with technology, can regulators keep up?
MyData 2022 gathers the thinkers and doers of the alternatives to Big Tech to Helsinki, Finland this week, 21.6-22.6.
Place: Wanha Satama, Pikku Satamakatu 3-5, 00160 Helsinki, Finland.
Date: 21.6. 9:00–17:00 and 22.6. 8:00–16:00. (CET +3)
My Data Global
MyData Global collaborates with local, national, and international stakeholders to advance ethical use of personal data and helps organisations build human-centric solutions and services. We facilitate the MyData community of thousands of experts who meet regularly at our flagship event, the international MyData Conference, which has taken place annually since 2016.
MyData 2022 brings together stakeholders representing Business, Legal, Tech and Social perspectives, because they are all equally important for accelerating the human-centric policies and their practical implementation. Together we can work out the best solutions and business models that are ethical, yet profitable.