A Social Network Users' Bill of Rights

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-: Social media services like this reached critical mass based on an important promise: that we, the users, choose what to share and who to share it with. But Facebook and some other leading services have been breaking that promise. Terms of use are no protection at all. We need a Social Media Users' Bill of Rights.+The closing session for CFP 2010 will be a debate on the Social Network Users' Bill of Rights we've developed during the conference, followed by voting. Voting and discussion will also be held on Facebook and Twitter.
-: -- Jack Lerner and Lisa Borodkin, [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/21/EDMT1DHE16.DTL We, the users], May 19+
-Also in May, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Mark Sullivan of PC World also proposed bills of rights. Clearly, there's something in the air! And with Facebook sparking a broad discussion of social networks and privacy, CFP's perfectly timed to develop the idea.+== Speakers ==
-Over the course of the conference, there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss the idea of a bill of rights for social network user -- in person in San Jose, and online. We'll start with a session on Tuesday afternoon+* [[Speakers#Dorothy Glancy|Dorothy Glancy]]: Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, CFP2010 co-char
 +* [[Speakers#Closing Plenary: Social network users' bill of rights|Jon Pincus]]: Chief Technology Officer, Qworky, CFP2010 co-chair
-Thursday night, we'll draft a candidate version, and ask for help translating it into different languages and posting it on Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!, Orkut, Buzz, and elsewhere for discussion. At the Friday afternoon plenary, Professor Dorothy Glancy will lead a session of debate and voting.+==Text as agreed during this session==
 +We the users expect social network sites to provide us the following rights in their Terms of Service, Privacy Policies, and implementations of their system:
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 +1. Honesty: Honor your privacy policy and terms of service.
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 +2. Clarity: Make sure that policies, terms of service, and settings are easy to find and understand.
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 +3. Freedom of speech: Do not delete or modify my data without a clear policy and justification.
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 +4. Empowerment : Support assistive technologies and universal accessibility
 + 
 +5. Self-protection: Support privacy-enhancing technologies.
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 +6. Data minimization: Minimize the information I am required to provide and share with others.
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 +7. Control: Let me control my data, and don’t facilitate sharing it unless I agree first.
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 +8. Predictability: Obtain my prior consent before significantly changing who can see my data.
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 +9. Data portability: Make it easy for me to obtain a copy of my data.
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 +10. Protection: Treat my data as securely as your own confidential data unless I choose to share it, and notify me if it is compromised.
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 +11. Right to know: Show me how you are using my data and allow me to see who and what has access to it.
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 +12. Right to self-define: Let me create more than one identity and use pseudonyms. Do not link them without my permission.
 + 
 +13. Right to appeal: Allow me to appeal punitive actions.
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 +14. Right to withdraw: Allow me to delete my account, and remove my data.
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 +== Resources ==
 + 
 +This article by Christina Gagnier also contains the text:
 +http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-gagnier/a-social-network-users-bi_b_618124.html
 + 
 +Jon Pincus's original post: http://www.talesfromthe.net/jon/?page_id=3017
 + 
 +The Twitter vote on the text: http://act.ly/23h
 + 
 +President Obama's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (PDF): http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/privacy-final.pdf

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The closing session for CFP 2010 will be a debate on the Social Network Users' Bill of Rights we've developed during the conference, followed by voting. Voting and discussion will also be held on Facebook and Twitter.

Speakers

  • Dorothy Glancy: Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, CFP2010 co-char
  • Jon Pincus: Chief Technology Officer, Qworky, CFP2010 co-chair

Text as agreed during this session

We the users expect social network sites to provide us the following rights in their Terms of Service, Privacy Policies, and implementations of their system:

1. Honesty: Honor your privacy policy and terms of service.

2. Clarity: Make sure that policies, terms of service, and settings are easy to find and understand.

3. Freedom of speech: Do not delete or modify my data without a clear policy and justification.

4. Empowerment : Support assistive technologies and universal accessibility

5. Self-protection: Support privacy-enhancing technologies.

6. Data minimization: Minimize the information I am required to provide and share with others.

7. Control: Let me control my data, and don’t facilitate sharing it unless I agree first.

8. Predictability: Obtain my prior consent before significantly changing who can see my data.

9. Data portability: Make it easy for me to obtain a copy of my data.

10. Protection: Treat my data as securely as your own confidential data unless I choose to share it, and notify me if it is compromised.

11. Right to know: Show me how you are using my data and allow me to see who and what has access to it.

12. Right to self-define: Let me create more than one identity and use pseudonyms. Do not link them without my permission.

13. Right to appeal: Allow me to appeal punitive actions.

14. Right to withdraw: Allow me to delete my account, and remove my data.

Resources

This article by Christina Gagnier also contains the text: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-gagnier/a-social-network-users-bi_b_618124.html

Jon Pincus's original post: http://www.talesfromthe.net/jon/?page_id=3017

The Twitter vote on the text: http://act.ly/23h

President Obama's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (PDF): http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/privacy-final.pdf