MyData Operator Award

MyData Global collaborates with companies and organisations that provide human-centric infrastructure for personal data management and sharing. Their services enable individuals to access, manage, integrate, and re-use their personal data in a human-centric way. We call their services “MyData operators”.

MyData Global organises the MyData Operator award to recognise and celebrate organisations that have shown leadership in the personal data space. Awardees need to demonstrate how they empower individuals with the tools they need to manage their personal data. By participating in the award process, service providers join the journey towards interoperability as they search for common practices, standards and technologies.


To date, a total of 41 service providers have been awarded the MyData Operator Award. Awarded organisations were required to demonstrate how they create agency for human-centric data control, and how the data and value flows in their ecosystems.

To be considered for the award, these organisations showed how their services have the potential to interoperate with data sources, data using services, and each other. See the 2021 and 2022 awardees’ applications at

Participating in the MyData Operator Awards

Receiving a MyData Operator Award demonstrates that a business and its operations have an ethical approach to personal data that gives individuals control.

Companies and organisations get to:

  • stand out in the sector to both partners as well as users;
  • gain an edge when bidding for contracts;
  • reassure investors and funders that you are taking the right – a human-centric – approach;
  • instill pride in their workforce;
  • join the growing MyData Global movement of ethical personal data companies;
  • get ahead of the curve on new legislation and standards;
  • become a crucial part of changing the personal data market.

Upcoming application rounds - MyData Operator 2023

Applications open: 11 January 2023
Applications close: 9 February 2023 (midnight UTC+0)
Initial feedback: 20 February 2023
Peer feedback & presentations: 22 February – 3 March 2023
Re-submissions close: 6 March 2023 (midnight UTC+0)
Awards made: 15 March 2023

Please read the guidance notes for the 2022 application round to get a glimpse of what you’ll need to describe when applying for the MyData Operator award.

Participation fees

The fees are aligned with MyData Global membership fees so that process fee is ⅓ of the yearly organisational membership fee. For reference, in 2022 as follows:

  • Micro organisation        €167
  • Small organisation        €333
  • Medium organisation     €833
  • Large organisation        €1667
    (with a 50% discount for nonprofits)

Read more about MyData Operators and the reference model from the “Understanding MyData Operators” white paper (March 2022)