user data manifesto
  defining basic rights for people to control their own data in the internet age

1. Own the data
The data that someone directly or indirectly creates belongs to the person who created it.

2. Know where the data is stored
Everybody should be able to know: where their personal data is physically stored, how long, on which server, in what country, and what laws apply.

3. Choose the storage location
Everybody should always be able to migrate their personal data to a different provider, server or their own machine at any time without being locked in to a specific vendor.

4. Control access
Everybody should be able to know, choose and control who has access to their own data to see or modify it.

5. Choose the conditions
If someone chooses to share their own data, then the owner of the data selects the sharing license and conditions.

6. Invulnerability of data
Everybody should be able to protect their own data against surveillance and to federate their own data for backups to prevent data loss or for any other reason.

7. Use it optimally
Everybody should be able to access and use their own data at all times with any device they choose and in the most convenient and easiest way for them.

8. Server software transparency
Server software should be free and open source software so that the source code of the software can be inspected to confirm that it works as specified.


Services, projects, software that respects the user data rights and this manifesto. Contact us to have a software or project added to this list.


Supporter:
  • Frank Karlitschek
  • Klaas Freitag
  • Ingo Ebel
  • Georg Ehrke
  • Wolfgang Romey
  • Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen
  • Arthur Schiwon
  • André Crevilaro
  • Ash Crisp
  • Thomas Müller
  • Matt Nunn
  • Michael Gapczynski
  • Felix Rohrbach
  • Claus Christensen
  • Jonas Pfenniger
  • Augusto Destrero
  • Gabor Pusztai
  • Michel Lutynski
  • Carl Symons
  • André Colomb
  • Markus Rex
  • Daniel Devine
  • Victor BONHOMME
  • Jed Ibeftri
  • Diederik de Haas
  • Aaron Seigo
  • Ahmed LADJAL
  • Fabrice Ménard
  • Caleb Cooper
  • Patrick Welch
  • Kevin Ottens
  • Joachim Mairböck
  • Thomas Tanghus Olsen
  • Thomas Baumgart
  • Klaus Weidenbach
  • Aitor Pazos
  • Simon Lees
  • Luis Soeiro
  • Maurizio Napolitano
  • Markus Neteler
  • Stian Viskjer
  • Andy Tow
  • Richard Freytag
  • Stephen Judge
  • Helmut Kudrnovsky
  • Christophe Blondel
  • Etienne Perot
  • Michael Grant
  • Jeffery Benton
  • Eric Berg
  • Bill Barnhill
  • Matthew Cope
  • Mauro Santos
  • Val Miller
  • Kurt Pfeifle
  • Joubin Houshyar
  • Beau Gunderson
  • Ralf Schäfer
  • Georgios Kolokotronis
  • Jeffery MacEachern
  • Margherita Di Leo
  • Dominik Reukauf
  • Oliver Wittenburg
  • Daniel Lee
  • Peter Gasper
  • Mehdi Laouichi
  • John Jolly
  • Tadeas Moravec
  • David Kolibáè
  • Koen Willems
  • Gerlando Gibilaro
  • Robin Lövgren
  • Stewart Johnston
  • Galih Pradhana
  • Luca Brivio
  • Tom Needham
  • Martin Jakl
  • Jan-Christoph Borchardt
  • Peter Daimu
  • Alessandro Cosentino
  • Matt Holman
  • Bart Cornelis
  • David Cullen
  • Luca Delucchi
  • Alessandro Furieri
  • Daniele Galiffa
  • Flavio Rigolon
  • Dario Biazzi
  • Paweł Orzechowski
  • Giovanni Allegri
  • Paolo Corti
  • Iacopo Zetti
  • Alessandro Fanna
  • Amedeo Fadini
  • Paolo Cavallini
  • Hartmut Körber
  • Andrea Ranaldi
  • Martin Klepsch
  • Sebastian Kippe
  • Mathieu Segaud
  • Matti Saastamoinen
  • M. Edwin Zakaria
  • Niklas Cathor
  • Uwe Geuder
  • Chad Cassady
  • Peter Loewe
  • Vaclav Petras
  • Jeremy Malcolm
  • Sebastian Kanschat
  • Walter Lorenzetti
  • Johannes Twittmann
  • Kunal Ghosh
  • Dirk Kutsche
  • Yvonne Mockenhaupt
  • pro-ite GmbH
  • Brice Maron
  • Sven Guckes
  • Hylke Bons
  • Florian Hülsmann
  • Garret Alfert
  • Matteo Bonora
  • Vinzenz Vietzke
  • Nicolas Joyard
  • Drew Pearce
  • Ole-Morten Duesund
  • Zack Tyler
  • Gonçalo Cabrita
  • Kelvin Wong
  • Steffen Fritz
  • Lautaro Silva
  • Björn Schießle
  • Johannes Fürmann
  • Mathieu Carrandié
  • Stefano Iacovella
  • Nicolas Coevoet
  • Arthur Lutz
  • Pavol Rusnak
  • Kjetil.Thuen
  • Austin Seraphin
  • iacopo Spalletti
  • Zach I.
  • Tom Bigelajzen
  • Andy Fuchs
  • Rickie Chung
  • Eder Ruiz Maria
  • Magnus Hoglund
  • Fil
  • Daniel Wunderlich
  • Christian Egle
  • Nelson Saavedra
  • Magnus Anderssen
  • Holger Dyroff
  • Jacob Emcken
  • Jens Ziemann
  • D Waterloo
  • Sam Tuke
  • Simone Balzarotti
  • Samed Beyribey
  • Adil Ilhan
  • Gianluca Massei
  • Anna Kratochvilova
  • Ceyhan Molla
  • Jake Collingwood
  • Osman Alperen Elhan
  • Bora Alper
  • Joey Peso
  • Philippe Hürlimann
  • Wahyu Primadi (LittleOrange)
  • Pierre Alex
  • Vladimir Savić
  • Paul Ortyl
  • Rıza Selçuk Saydam
  • Raghu Nayyar
  • Stefano Costa
  • Francesco de Virgilio
  • Chris Oei
  • emanuela ciccolella
  • Lloyd Watkin
  • Matthias Huisken
  • Andrew Clarke
  • Filipe Cruz
  • Manuel Delgado
  • Andrea Torres
  • Marco Piedra
  • Adrian Patrascu
  • Giovanni Longo, LinuxBird Staff
  • Massimo Donati
  • Atencio Felipe
  • Giuseppe Puliafito
  • Hanns Tappen
  • Ramiro Rivera
  • Renato Rolandi
  • Paul Greindl
  • Michał \"rysiek\" Woźniak
  • Johnson Pau
  • Tomislav Nakic-Alfirevic
  • Mattia Rizzolo
  • YOUNOUSS Abba Soungui
  • Luca Migliorini
  • Nick
  • Postsoftware Movement
  • James Clements
  • Nikolas Sachnikas
  • Nikos Roussos
  • George Giftogiannis
  • Antonio Esposito
  • Ruset Zeno
  • elf Pavlik
  • Jan Wrobel
  • Daniel Harris
  • Kyle Stevenson
  • Andrea Di Marco
  • Florian Jacob
  • Stephen Guerin
  • Jordan Ash (noospheer)
  • Brad Laue
  • David Duncan Ross Palmer
  • Mike Evans
  • Ross Laird
  • Alexander Salnikov
  • hellekin (GNU/consensus)
  • Alan Dawson
  • Daniel E. Renfer
  • Jeremy M Pope
  • Adam Swirkowski
  • Nate Bounds
  • Philipp Steverding
  • Andrija Ljubicic
  • Robert Pollak
  • Alik Barsegian
  • Francz Kafka
  • Julien Rabier
  • Matthias Pfefferle
  • Michael Gisiger
  • Gernot Stangl
  • Peter Laplain
  • Adrien Blanvillain
  • Xavier Gillard
  • Pablo Padilla
  • Taylor Baldwin
  • Martin Steigerwald
  • Aldis Berjoza
  • Michiel de Jong
  • RJ Herrick
  • Oliver Johnston
  • Karl Fischer
  • olia lialina
  • Will Brand
  • Val Anzaldo
  • Michael Dieter
  • Joe Flintham
  • Jack Armitage
  • Anders Carlsson
  • Aram Bartholl
  • Torsten Krill
  • lizvlx
  • Jörn Röder
  • Cristóbal Severin
  • Luis Arce
  • Alexandra Argüelles
  • Ciro Museres
  • Nicolás Narváez
  • Ilian Sapundshiev
  • andrea rota
  • Jari Seppälä
  • Carl Worth
  • Alex Colson
  • Glenn Bakker
  • Ion Martin
  • Chandler Bailey
  • Kim Halavakoski
  • Jan Sarenik
  • Stephan Luckow
  • Sameh Attia
  • Maurizio Taverna
  • Jure Repinc
  • Casper Holmgreen
  • Erik Auerswald
  • Karim Touahria
  • Shirish Agarwal
  • Paolo G. Giarrusso
  • Vishal Verma
  • Iain Stephen
  • Dragan Espenschied
  • Armando Neto
  • Murhaf Fares
  • Sebastian Lindell
  • Jörn Friedrich Dreyer
  • Jan-Ola Martinsson
  • George Navro
  • Ewout Boelsums
  • Stuart Culpepper
  • Francesco Lotti
  • nikos voyiatzis
  • Martin Klossek
  • Lukas Jürschick
  • Daniel Dittmann
  • Conley Moorhous
  • Dominik Riva


contact: frank.karlitschek (at) userdatamanifesto.org