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  4. <title>FSFE supports recognition for User Data Rights</title>
  5. </head>
  6. <body>
  7. <h1>FSFE supports recognition for User Data Rights</h1>
  8. <p newsteaser="yes">FSFE supports the publication of the <a href="https://userdatamanifesto.org/">User
  9. Data Manifesto 2.0</a>, which aims at defining basic rights for
  10. people to control their own data in the internet age. The
  11. manifesto is published today and also supported by GNOME, KDE,
  12. Netzpolitik.org, ownCloud, Spreed, “Terms of Service - Didn’t
  13. Read” and X-Lab.
  14. </p>
  15. <p>
  16. Today, users are increasingly using online services to perform
  17. their daily computing, whether it is for social networking,
  18. for collaboration, or for sharing pictures, among many other
  19. activities. Thus, users are losing control over their own data
  20. more than ever.
  21. </p>
  22. <p>
  23. According to the User Data Manifesto, people should have:
  24. </p>
  25. <ol>
  26. <li><strong>Control</strong> over user data access,</li>
  27. <li><strong>Knowledge</strong> of how user data is stored,
  28. and which laws or jurisdictions apply.</li>
  29. <li><strong>Freedom</strong> to choose a platform, without
  30. experiencing vendor lock-in. FSFE believes that Free Software
  31. is necessary to guarantee this.</li>
  32. </ol>
  33. <blockquote>
  34. “The recognition of the User Data Rights defined in the
  35. manifesto is an important block to build a free society in the
  36. digital age“ says Hugo Roy, deputy coordinator of FSFE’s Legal
  37. Team and coauthor of the User Data Manifesto.
  38. </blockquote>
  39. <blockquote>
  40. “The freedoms to use, share, study and improve software that
  41. we use in our lives is a necessity not only for programs on
  42. our local machines, but also for the programs that run online
  43. services processing our data” according to Björn Schießle,
  44. deputy coordinator of FSFE’s German Team.
  45. </blockquote>
  46. <p>
  47. The manifesto is a good starting point for an important debate
  48. about users’ rights online. FSFE looks forward to other
  49. organisations joining the effort to promote online services
  50. that respects users’ rights and freedoms.
  51. </p>
  52. </body>
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  55. <tag content="“Cloud Computing”">CloudComputing</tag>
  56. <tag content="Privacy">Privacy</tag>
  57. <tag content="Terms of Service">TermsOfService</tag>
  58. <tag content="Digital Freedoms">DigitalFreedoms</tag>
  59. </tags>
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