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Tieto joins MyData Global to promote the ethical processing of personal data

23 January 2019

Tieto has joined MyData Global as one of its founding members. Established in October last year, MyData Global is an international organization whose aim is to improve people's self-determination regarding their personal data as well as their ability to transfer data smoothly from one service provider to another. It strives for a fair and sustainable digital society where the sharing of personal information is based both on trust and a balanced and fair relationship between individuals and organizations.

"MyData Global's mission is vital to increasing trust and transparency between different actors in the digital world – something in which we at Tieto also believe strongly. In our own work in this area, for example, we have utilized blockchain technology to build a trust layer between the organizations and individuals, thus creating completely new services and business models for different industries. It’s essential for us to be involved in creating the rules of the game to ensure the ethical use of personal data,” says Markus Hautala, Head of Blockchain Solutions, Tieto.

MyData Global, based in Finland, already brings together more than 500 people and 70 companies from across 40 countries, and continues to grow. The organization is the culmination of several years of work. Before taking on its present form, the MyData network ran annual international conferences for personal information experts in Helsinki and created a global community around the topic of personal data and data empowerment. Tieto has been an active player in the MyData community from the beginning, participating in community gatherings and conferences as a partner and speaker.

For additional information, please contact:

Markus Hautala, Head of Blockchain Solutions, Tieto, tel. +358 40 182 4299 / Tieto News desk, news(at)tieto.com, +358 40 570 4072

MyData Global https://mydata.org/

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. www.tieto.com 

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