Session host: Chris Lee
Goal: Human agency is enhanced when a Person can substitute a fiduciary Operator with a self-sovereign Operator without the Data Sources or the Data Processors being asked. Substitutability implies standards. We will clarify MyData’s role in standards.
Description: Choice of agent or Operator empowers people and communities to face data sources and data using services. When service providers respect individuals’ choices without room for discrimination or censorship the system becomes more ethical. Education and pandemic response narratives will frame the problem. We then review the differences between self-sovereign and fiduciary agents in terms of finance and sustainability. Finally, we discuss the relationship of standards to policy in the MyData context.