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Welcome to MyDataShare
Empowering European Personal Data Spaces
MyDataShare, inspired by the human-centric MyData approach, serves as a trusted platform for individuals and organisations, enabling full control over their personal data. As a MyData Operator, MyDataShare doesn’t store individuals’ data. Instead, we facilitate secure data spaces, providing a transparent pathway for personal data exchange between individuals and digital services as a non-invasive privacy protection tool.
Our innovative software-as-a-service solution manages digital identities, processes permissions, and navigates the landscape of European information security and privacy regulations, including the Data Governance Act (DGA). Acting as a trusted data intermediary, we uphold the legality and transparency of data sharing processes while supporting organisations in complying with European privacy regulations. We are your gateway to secure and ethical personal data management in the digital landscape.
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We are proud to announce that Vastuu Group's MyDataShare has been awarded the prestigious MyData Operator 2023 status for the fourth consecutive year by MyData Global, recognizing the exceptional soft-infrastructure and the ethical use, and sharing of personal data.
In addition, we are proud to be one of the inaugural MyData in Practice 2023 awards granted to Vastuu Group's Reliable Employee service which operates in skills data spaces context and provides intuitive and privacy-centric infrastructure and for utilizing personal data in service ecosystems in employment and education.
The goal is to solve the challenges in the construction industry regarding the availability and reliability of workforce.
- Bringing the employment opportunities and the workforce together
- Bringing employment and learning opportunities to the construction worker in an easy and relevant way
- Create a unique service solution, that others have not done before
In 2019 the concept was tested in practice and used MyData succesfully in one recruitment process.
Logistics meet built environment
In the Traficom case, we tested how a human-centric data model works and how information from authorities, such as driving rights, may be transferred between services based on consent.
The goal is that drivers can enter sites without any extra bureaucracy: driver licence information and special qualifications related, are transferred from Traficom to the drivers personal MyData Wallet and then to partner systems. We are putting an emphasis on demonstrating this real-life use case.
The challenge faced in medical research is the growing trend of people not wanting to give out their personal ID without strong identification, which increases the risk of not finding enough participants, which decreases the reliability of the research results.
Our solution for consent management enables Oriola to develop operations and build an ecosystem of health information. A more efficient recruitment process will allow a large pool of individuals to be recruited to the research registry. This concept will also significantly reduce the cost associated with managing the surveys, when the participants are managing the processes and responding to surveys on their own devices.
At the heart of MyDataShare is the human-centric MyData approach to personal data management, designed to empower individuals with control over their personal data. To understand the principles that guide us, explore the full MyData Declaration here.
MyData concept entertains a high-level concept of the MyData operator, a ‘guardian’ infrastructure provider in-between the data providers, data using services and individuals. Operator is a key enabler towards human centred, sustainable data-oriented business development around personal data - it can free up under-utilised personal data for fresh, innovative uses. Read more from "Understanding MyData Operators" - a white paper by MyData Global.
MyDataShare is an operator platform. It enables requesting in personal data from different sources, against a digitally documented purpose and legal basis, and doesn’t allow access to personal data without individual’s permission. It doesn’t handle the personal data of individuals during the data exchange process.
MyDataShare can be used by entities acting as a MyData operator to connect different systems across public-private and industry vertical boundaries. It is an easy way to add transparency into personal data exchange taking place between organisations - and also to organisation’s new local personal data processing needs, as our first deployment cases which we locally operate under muntiedot.fi demonstrate.
Share, trust, and value. We can create a new sustainable way of living, working and doing business by adopting technology in a human-centric, ethical and sustainable way. Our platform consists of generic trust services and capabilities which enable trust to flourish:
- data platform and a connected data operator network,
- electronic identity management,
- consent and MyData operator capabilities and skills,
- and a connected and open market network for built environment innovations.
These capabilities form the core of our future endeavors and are our tools for creating an impact.
The built environment combines many fields of business, the way towards digital twins requires a holistic multilevel collaboration across verticals. From information flows of construction to real estate innovations and services; from energy to logistics and finance; combined with retail, cleantech and health and wellbeing. Technology enables quite much already but the key is wide collaboration and courage to try new things.
The essence of ecosystem thinking is that no ecosystem actor alone creates user value, but ecosystem actors create it together. And the approach to business and innovation is first and foremost a change of mindset: it cannot be based on single and discrete measure: Purpose, trust, transparency, responsibility and choice lead the way. Our model is based on
- Creation of value networks
- Identifying challenges together, a snapshot understanding of impact
- Brainstorming solutions together, joint development
- Facilitating cooperation, new opportunities
- Achieving common mission and vision, leading towards success.
Vastuu Group is a Finnish ICT service company developing public-private ecosystems in the Real Estate and Construction sectors. Vastuu Group has been in operation since 2006 with a steady growth in the past few years. Our services are created because there is a need for trustworthy, open and data-driven business development. We want to take our customers on a journey from scattered data sets to a world in the platform-based economy with a sustainable, human-centric foundation.
We are one of the Founding Members of MyData Global.