A Human-Centric Paradigm to Personal Data Empowerment

MyData Global

MyData Global is an award winning international non-profit with a mission to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data. The human-centric paradigm is aimed at a fair, sustainable, and prosperous digital society, where the sharing of personal data is based on trust as well as balanced and fair relationship between individuals and organisations.

MyData Global has close to 100 organization members and 400 individual members from over 40 countries, on six continents. It facilitates the 2000+ strong MyData Global community working on the ethical use of personal data.

ABOUT MYDATA CANADA

Becoming an essential voice of technological and social change

MyData Canada is a local presence of MyData Global. We are committed to disseminating, contextualizing and operationalizing MyData Global principles in Canada through advocacy and education, through ready solutions and through companies aligned with our security/privacy values.

Our vision is to become an essential voice of technological and social change that impacts the data rights of all Canadians and influences the national debate where policy, technology, education, and business intersect.

FOCUS OF OUR WORK

Unite Communities Who Share the Same Values

We facilitate the creation of a MyData ecosystem in Canada by engaging with organizations in privacy and data protection, data surveillance, digital identity and security as members or partners.

Champion data rights and awareness in Canada

We leverage knowledge and best practices available through MyData Global to educate and empower Canadians to make conscious and informed decisions about their personal data and data rights.

Influence Business, Legal, Tech & Civic Communities

We contribute to policy and law reform. We want to be a lead example, and prioritize the use of privacy-preserving solutions and promote businesses and technology that champion privacy.
OUR PROJECTS

Consultation: strengthening privacy protections in Ontario

We are responding to the call for public consultation on Ontario Privacy Law Reform for Private Sector to share our proposed strategy and recommendations for developing a robust, yet balanced, regulatory framework that protects privacy, enables businesses, and fosters digital innovation and responsible data sharing.
Read our submission
OUR MEMBERSHIP

Join us to create real change in how data is managed

Individuals and organizations can join MyData Global and allocate membership fees to MyData Canada Hub to support our projects and activities.

You are not required to become a MyData Global member to join our hub’s activities. We welcome you to join our next bi-weekly call if you are not sure where to start.

Meet some of our amazing hub members:

Lucy
Entrepreneur
John
Privacist
Hessie
Tech Journalist
Feel free to reach out if you want to learn more or have any inquiries.