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The Zurich MyData group is the local hub of the Global MyData organisation.

MyData Global’s mission is to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data.

Join if you are a data activist and your aim is to work towards a fair, sustainable, and prosperous digital society, where the sharing of personal data is based on trust.

Upcoming events (2)

MyData SwissID Hands-on Workshop

Impact Hub Zürich - Colab

SwissID Workshop (in German) This workshop is a practical hands-on exercise in a MyData workshop series to get to know your personal data. The purpose of these hands-on workshops is to make you aware where your personal data is stored in various systems, and how you can handle your data privacy and ownership settings. As Switzerland is in the process of getting its electronic identity (E-ID), most citizens are only partially aware of what this means for them and how to handle this new E-ID. As a technical implementation, SwissID (provided by SwissSign), is available today, and the number of use cases is growing. In this workshop, SwissSign CEO Markus Naef provides a short introduction to SwissID, guides you through the setup of your personal SwissID electronic identity and its associated data, and provides an outlook about upcoming developments and use cases. The workshop will be held in German. To create your personal SwissID identity, please bring along your own device (mobile, tablet or notebook). After the workshop, SwissSign invites the participants to discussions and drinks. Agenda: - 18:00 Door opens - 18:30 Welcome and short intro to MyData Global and Zurich - 18:45 Intro talk to SwissSign and SwissID - 19:15 Hands-on workshop - 20:00 Outlook, Conclusions - From 20:15 Drinks About Markus Naef Markus Naef holds a degree in economics and law from the University of St. Gallen. He went through numerous positions in the telecommunications and entertainment sectors before he joined SwissSign as a board member and CEO.

Reclaim your Privacy with the secure SnowHaze Browser

Impact Hub Zürich - Colab

While you are browsing the world wide web, there are many parties tracking your traffic in their own interest. The SnowHaze browser prevents profiling of your personal data - as a consequence, you might even get better prices for airline tickets. Followed by an intro talk of Yvan Monneron, co-founder and COO of the ETH spinoff SnowHaze (https://snowhaze.com), we start a practical hands-on exercise where you learn how to protect your personal data while browsing the internet. The SnowHaze browser is software made in Switzerland. To get the most out of that evening, please bring along your own device. Currently SnowHaze supports iOS. In addition, SnowHaze provides a web solution for Tablets and PCs in the form of VPN services. So there is something to learn for every participant - independent of the device. Agenda: - 18:00 Door opens - 18:30 Welcome and short intro to MyData Global and Zurich - 18:45 Intro talk to SnowHaze - 19:15 Hands-on workshop - From 20:15 Drinks (in a nearby pub) SnowHaze was created by a team of five students in computer science and mechanical engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology ETH Zürich.

Past events (3)

All you need to know about Bitsaboutme

Impact Hub Zürich - Colab

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