August 31, 2015

​User Data Manifesto Seeks to Give People Control of Their Data

A European-led effort defines the basic rights for users over their personal data. Your personal data is the currency of the modern Internet. Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn -- to name but three -- all primarily profit from collecting your personal data. At the same time, data breach after breach, such as Office of Personnel Management, Ashley Madison, and Anthem, have revealed the secrets of tens of millions of people. What can you do about it?

Frank Karlitschek, founder of the open-source ownCloud program, has been seeking to define the "basic rights for people to control their own data in the Internet age."...

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