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MyData Japan 2017

In MyData 2016 we were happy to host a group of researchers and experts from Japan. They are now hosting their own symposium in Tokyo. The results and findings of MyData Japan 2017 will be presented in MyData 2017 in Global landscape track.

Quick Info
MyData Japan 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017, 10:30-18:00 (From 18 o’clock, there is a social gathering)
Venue: Akihabara Convention Hall
Capacity: 400 Registration required, JPY1,000 for the social gathering.

Organiser: Open Knowledge Foundation Japan
Co-organiser: International University Global Communications Center
More info on OKFJP website, inquiries to MyDataJapan2017[at]


“Concerning personal data, recently regarded as increasingly important are not only the traditional notion of personal-information protection, but also citizens’ and consumers’ aggregating and utilizing their own data with their own will. In Japan, Cabinet Secretariat, Council on Competitiveness-Nippon, and other public and private parties have been studying how to promote “individual-led data circulation.”  In collaboration with relevant organizations, Open Knoeledge Foundation Japan is hence to hold MyData Japan 2017 symposium to share ideas, extend and deepen discussions on what kind of impacts these activities could have on the society, industry, government and administratoin, to create how nice a future, and action plans for that sake.”