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MyData in the Netherlands: 16-18 November

Stepping up ethical approaches to personal data in a regional tech hub

The Netherlands is a regional technology leader and has been fertile ground for the uptake of the MyData Declaration and principles as far back as 2005. In 2017 the MyData Netherlands hub was set up providing a forum for ethical personal data advocates to meet and troubleshoot common challenges. In November the MyData community will meet in Amsterdam for a series of community and external events culminating in the 2021 MyData Operator Awards. 

MyData Global empowers individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data. To achieve these aims, we bring together governments, companies, organisations, and individuals to find ethical solutions for personal data management

MyData events provide a space where stakeholders can meet, discuss and agree on ethical personal data approaches that will help tackle the big issues facing humanity, from artificial intelligence to climate change. 

A series of workshops have been put together that develop skills and facilitate knowledge sharing. MyData events are also fertile ground for those seeking to find new business opportunities and develop projects with like-minded partners. 

16 November: Pre-day 

In person event only 

MyData Netherlands will host an event in Dutch in the afternoon of the preday for companies and organisations based in the region. The event will be informal and include a thematic discussion. 

17 November Day 1: Workshops and Operator Award event

Hybrid online and in person 

Presentation and overview of the Dutch Personal Data Management Landscape by InnoValor. 

During the first day we will have workshops covering: 

  • Human-centered design for digital services 
  • MyData Operators business cases, the upcoming European Data Act 
  • MyData in the context of Smart Cities

Announcing the Operator Awardees 2021 event 

Hybrid online and in person: 90 minutes


  • Welcome address 
  • Keynote 
  • Awarding Operators 
  • Panel discussion
  • Q&A 

Read more about the Awards.

Evening social event organised by Schluss. 

18 November Day 2: Workshops and presentations 

Hybrid online and in person

A second round of workshops on day 2 will cover MyData thematic issues such as: 

  • MyData and Pandemics 
  • MyData in the Global South 
  • Children’s data and digital rights 

A final session will focus on developing the process for MyData Global to position itself on immediate big questions facing the personal data market, such as Data monetisation and Data ownership.

“I’ve had the chance to participate in several MyData community meetings – Barcelona, Edinburgh, Athens – and each time it has been a fantastic opportunity to meet people with the same concerns and will to build a human oriented data exploitation model. It has also been a great space to join efforts and move forward on important issues, both on the MyData concept/idea and the organisation itself. I can only recommend joining!”
– Sarah Medjek, Data project manager, Fing

More information here. Register below