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Catalysing transformative change: new project to produce innovative services in smart cities

A new project by MyData Global and the Uusimaa region helps companies and cities capitalise on personal data and develop better digital services on citizens’ terms.

MyData Global and Uusimaa Regional Council are launching the H3C project – Human centric companies and cities. H3C will provide training and networking opportunities for cities, companies and organisations using personal data to create new and improve existing services.

A number of scandals have highlighted how personal data can be used unethically, harming society and individuals. H3C aims to accelerate the global trend towards the ethical use of personal data by working with city administrations and companies.

Vast amounts of personal data are generated each day by people and held by city administrations. Better use of this data holds the potential to help produce better, proactive and bespoke solutions for residents. However, the technical and legal landscape can be a challenge for companies and cities to navigate.

The project will build capacity and help companies and city administrations develop plans and solutions that put residents in control of their own personal data to the mutual value of individuals, companies and cities. Findings and case studies from the project will be communicated globally, showcasing Uusimaa as an innovative region spearheading the growing smart city movement.

“Cities around the world are racing ahead to be smarter by taking ethical approaches to personal data”, explains Teemu Ropponen, General Manager of MyData Global “MyData Global is a centre of excellence for personal data management expertise, with the H3C project we are bringing together city administrations, companies and individuals to find solutions that put people in control of their personal data”

An information event for the H3C project will take place on 23 September. Companies and city administrations should register their interest in participating in H3C here. Spaces are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

View H3C two page fact sheet for companies