Helsinki To Give Citizens Control Of Their Personal Data

In a bid to offer more predictive, personalised digital services, the City of Helsinki is taking steps to ensure it can use citizens’ data in a trusted and secure way.

A key aspect of this is allowing citizens to manage their own data, including how it is shared with different services in the city as well as between organisations or other cities.

Helsinki has joined the MyData Global Network. MyData is a principle for personal information management, including giving people the ability to understand the data which is gathered from them and provide consent for how it is used.

This week, the Finnish capital announced it has selected Vastuu Group to provide a MyData solution which enables secure data transfer based on individuals’ consent. The company specialises in developing services using personal data.

Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, said: “Helsinki aims to be the most functional city in the world. The key element in this has been our ambitious digitalisation programme. In the future, we want to target the city services in a predictive way that calls for the utilisation of analytics and data. Read more…..


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