MyData Global wins EU Internet award

Finland-headquartered nonprofit MyData Global is one of nine organisations to receive a Next Generation Internet award from the European Commission for their positive impact on the internet. The award was presented to MyData Global for its work on “data as human right” at the 4YFN (4 Years from Now) startup event in Barcelona, Spain. Next Generation Internet awards are given to the most impactful European initiatives and individuals creating a human-centric, trustworthy and sustainable internet. The MyData initiative aims to help individuals to manage and reuse their personal data, which at the moment is almost exclusively controlled by government agencies and businesses. “In the last few years, we’ve been flooded by scandals regarding data leaks,” said MyData general manager Teemu Ropponen. “The GDPR is a great starting point for improvement, but it alone is not enough. We want to see individuals given self-determination of their data and also want to see the development of new businesses and innovations based on personal data.” - Good News from Finland -



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