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Join the CC4DR MyData Taskforce meetings

Join the CC4DR MyData Taskforce meetings

As part of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights (CC4DR) activities, City of Helsinki invites other cities interested in exploring personal data sharing practices and use cases to join a series of workshops and meetings organised during 2024 – the MyData taskforce.

SAVE THE DATE - The first meeting will take place online (Teams meeting) on Tuesday, 6 February at 14:00-16:00 EET.

Welcome to the inaugural session of the MyData Taskforce Workshop Series. In this two-hour online workshop, we embark on a collaborative journey to explore how MyData can offer transformative opportunities for our cities. We will also focus on identifying and collectively overcoming the challenges necessary to effectively harness these opportunities.

Draft agenda
•     Welcoming words (10 min)
•     Motivations for consent-based services (20 minutes)
•     MyData in a city context - what and why? (10 min)
•     Exploring Challenges and Opportunities (70 minutes)
•     Preview of upcoming sessions and goals (10 min)
Each workshop will be a step towards greater understanding of citizens’ digital identities. We look forward to collaborating with you on this important journey!

What’s in it for cities?

The goal of this taskforce is to delve into key topics related to consent-based personal data sharing and use. We'll cover the legal, contractual, and business aspects of city data intermediation services—such as how to give and revoke consent and share data in a trusted manner. Additionally, we'll discuss city practices and use cases for consent-based services, along with consent and trust management systems for personal data in cities.

Interested cities are encouraged to join our online meetings and workshops, where we'll explore these topics. Participating cities will not only gain a deeper understanding but also have the opportunity to share their experiences in consent-based personal data-driven service development.

How will the taskforce work?

Taskforce meetings (lasting 1,5 – 2 hours each) will be organised online approximately once a month. Cities can suggest speakers and their own cases to be presented in the meetings. The first taskforce meeting will be dedicated to validating the topics to be worked on in the following meetings.

The sessions will be moderated by the City of Helsinki and our partner Futurice, and joined also by experts from other networks and organizations to deepen our understanding of the topic.
What outcomes can we expect from the taskforce's efforts?

In addition to sharing practices, the taskforce will result into an output of lessons learnt – what’s needed for consent-based data-driven service development in cities. The form of the output (report, handbook or similar) will be decided during the process.

How to participate?

Register through this link to receive invitations to the meetings or send an email to Jasmin Repo (senior advisor for data policy, City of Helsinki,

Save the next dates in your calendar!

Workshop 2: 12 March
Workshop 3:  9 April
Workshop 4:  7 May
Workshop 5:   4 June
Workshop 6:   17 Sep              

We look forward to collaborating with you!


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