I Am Bismark

The Data Bill of Rights

Back in the spring of 2015 I wrote down these rights about our personal data, which now seem quite apt in the wake of Facebook/Cambridege Analytica, GDPR, and the latest season of Silicon Valley.

At the time I was embroiled in a battle with the board of Spatch trying to keep alive the vision of the decentralized collaboration protocol. I wanted to articulate the importance of what we were building. Sadly I lost that battle, a story for another time perhaps.

Aral Balkan published the more intriguing “Universal Declaration of Cyborg Rights”, which broadly encompasses the ideals I was going for.

I still am a strong believer in what I wrote three years ago. More on this topic soon.

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