“Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.”
The text above comes from the Article 8 of the European Convention for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. While this does not explicitly include the digital world that we are living in today, we claim that digital content and “life” should also be included. That is not the case today.
Most of our digital content today is more or less owned by large companies making profit of our personal and private data. “Big Data” is just that, the more you know about someone, the more money you can get out of it. Extract and gather as much data of the individual as you can, and use it for what ever purpose the collector seem fit. And most of us gladly contribute to this without much – or any – thought.
So the goal here is to make personal and private content private, not a merchandise that large companies have to right to use and sell as they seem fit. Bring your content and your digital and private life back under your control.
- Council of Europe: Details of Treaty No.005 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
- Wikipedia: Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights