9 years, 3 months ago

Social Network Users’ Bill of Rights

1. Honesty: We will honor our privacy policy and terms of service.

2. Clarity: We will make sure that our policies, terms of service, and settings are easy to find and understand.

3. Freedom of speech: We will not delete or modify user data without a clear policy and justification.

4. Empowerment : We will support assistive technologies and universal accessibility.

5. Self-protection: We will support privacy-enhancing technologies.

6. Data minimization: We will minimize the information users are required to provide and share with others.

7. Control: We will work toward enabling users to own and control their data and won’t facilitate sharing their data unless they agree first.

8. Predictability: We will obtain the prior consent of users before significantly changing who can see their data.

9. Data portability: We will make it easy for users to obtain a copy of their data.

10. Protection: We will treat user data as securely as our own confidential data unless they choose to share these data, and notify them if these data are compromised.

11. Right to know: We will show users how we are using their data and allow them to see who and what has access to their data.

12. Right to self-define: We will allow users to create more than one identity and use pseudonyms. We will not link them without their permission.

13. Right to appeal: We will allow users to appeal punitive actions.

14. Right to withdraw: We will allow users to delete their accounts and remove their data.

 

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