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Blog: Libertarian Constitution

Libertarian Constitution

Version: 27 October 2019

Background: After reading Cal Newport's Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, and Edward Snowden's Permanent Record, as well as left-libertarian works, I decided that right-libertarian solutions (no collective rights) were not sufficient to prevent technocracies that reduce the freedoms of individuals. So I attempted to create a libertarian constitution to ensure such violation of the sanctity of individuals is prevented.

Clauses

  1. No collective shall have a right that any individual does not also possess.

    i.e. corporate positions, role privileges. e.g. ceo, database owner.

  2. Only participants are privy to their private data.

    Facilitators and interceptors of data are not the participants of the data. Data is governed solely by the participants of the source data. Metadata must inherit the same privacy of its original data.

    i.e.

    Data which is governed as public by the original participants of the data, must have all its associated metadata public too.

    Exclusive data and its corresponding metadata may only be available to the participants of the data.

    The original participants of data may elect to add additional participants to the data, during or after its initial creation, this requires absolute agreement of all original "host" participants, this permission set may be delegated to an automatic policy, however at no time may data facilitators and interceptors be made privy to such data without explicitly the same representation as other participants.

    e.g.

    Bob and Jill have a private communication among themselves, facilitated through a Google application.

    At no time may Google be privy to the data or metadata of this private communication, unless granted explicit permission by the original participants to become a participant, in which Google must explicitly be listed alongside both Bob and Jill as a participant.

    At no point may Google deviate the privacy of the communication, its data, its metadata, and any subsequent data it generates from this communication.

    If Google does generate additional data from the communication, this additional data must share the same privacy of the conversation, and must be made available directly alongside the conversation's representation to Jill and Bob.

Draft: Libertarian Constitution

Iterations from 27 October 2019 below, kept to include the interations of that arrived at the final form.

Clauses

  1. No collective shall have a right that any individual does not also possess.

    i.e. corporate positions, role privileges. e.g. ceo, database owner.

  2. Only participants are privy to their private data.

Iterations reworking Clause 2

Truly private communications are the only way to protect privacy, which is the only way to protect individual freedoms from abuse, until that is, intellectual property is abandoned.


Only two data access levels are permitted:

  1. Private, only those participating in the communication have access to its data.
  2. Invited
  3. Public... the commons.

! Collective entities will say the participated.


Data is governed solely by those the data represents, proportional to their representation.

! Does google solely represent a conversation that they facilitated/hosted?

! Does a conversation between two parties about another party represent that party?

! Does insights generated by a collective from data about others, fall into this?


Is Ocean Protocol the correct solution to this? Where google makes its proprietary data about others open confidentially to private and public AI insights? No, what power do the governed/individuals have in this world??!!


Perhaps the only workaround is abandonment of all private data and as such, privacy; where only the commons remains; making private data illegal; where our minds are conceptually viewed as tools to the commons.


Tangible data — that which exists beyond the mind.

The privacy of tangible data shall be the same as its source material.

! Prevents gossip? Counselling?

Private data including metadata shall only be accessible to those which the data represents.

! A story about someone is now privy to that someone...

Public data must be accessible to the public.

Data and its metadata must inherit the same privacy of the source data.


Facilitators and interceptors of data are not the participants of the data.

Data is governed solely by the participants of the source data.

Metadata must inherit the same privacy of its original data.

i.e.

Data which is governed as public by the original participants of the data, must have all its associated metadata public too.

Exclusive data, and its corresponding metadata may only be available to the participants of the data.

The original participants of data may elect to add additional participants to the data, during or after its initial creation, this requires absolute agreement of all original "host" participants, this permission set may be delegated to an automatic policy, however at no time may data facilitators and interceptors be made privy to such data without explicitly the same representation as other participants.

e.g.

Bob and Jill have a private communication among themselves, facilitated through a Google application.

At no time may Google be privy to the data or metadata of this private communication, unless granted explicit permission by the original participants to become a participant, in which Google must explicitly be listed alongside both Bob and Jill as a participant.

At no point may Google deviate the privacy of the communication, its data, its metadata, and any subsequent data it generates from this communication.

If Google does generate additional data from the communication, this additional data must share the same privacy of the conversation, and must be made available directly alongside the conversation's representation to Jill and Bob.

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