WG C – Privacy and Data Rights

This group had the task of defining and agreeing upon a set of ambitious and yet actionable set of commitments that fell under the following Contract principles:

  • Principle 3: [Governments will] “Respect people’s fundamental right to privacy. So everyone can use the internet freely, safely and without fear.”
  • Principle 5: [Companies will] “Respect consumers’ privacy and personal data. So people are in control of their lives online.”

The Working Group focused on concrete steps that governments and the private sector can take to ensure privacy is respected online. Everyday people produce around 2.5 billion GB of data on the web. What types of rules do we need to ensure this data is uploaded and shared safely, and how can this work in the interest of protecting fundamental rights to privacy?

Group Members

Chair: Carlos Iglesias, Web Foundation
Co-Chair: TBC

WG Advisor: Matthew Rice

(participants in alphabetical order)

  • Alissa Starzak, Cloudflare
  • Brett Dunst, DreamHost
  • Bruno Vide, Critec, Lda
  • Burkhard Ringlein, LOAD e.V.
  • Dora Mochiah, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)
  • Ed Britain, Microsoft
  • Elena Kaiser, SecurityMadeIn.LU
  • Ghislain de Salins, Government of France
  • Gonzalo Lopez-Barajas, Telefónica
  • Grace Githaiga, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
  • Ivan Herman, W3C
  • Jan-Erik Vinje, Open AR Cloud
  • Kathleen McGowan, FutureState
  • Leandro Ucciferri, Asociación por los Derechos Civiles
  • Lucía Velasco, Government of Spain (Observer)
  • Luis Fernando García Muñoz, R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales
  • Marco Botticelli, OPIÑON
  • Nathalie Marechal, Ranking Digital Rights
  • Oliver Sild, WebARX
  • Paul Mitchell, Microsoft
  • Peter Wells, The Open Data Institute (ODI)
  • Prem Trivedi, Facebook
  • Shawn Jensen, Profila
  • TBD, Government of Germany