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Jan van Til

Informatiekundig ontwerper at Gasunie

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A rather radical way to develop Internet is to focus on the way we treat Personal Information. If we would radically treat Personal Information as Personal Property… and if we would understand and appreciate the consequences of it as outlined in the “i Charter” (see: http://www.dotindividual.com/doticharter.htm) and further explained on Primavera (University of Amsterdam): http://primavera.fee.uva.nl/PDFdocs/2006-10.pdf (please note: “iDNA-Manifesto” is synonymous with “i Charter”)… then the character of Internet would radically change because the way we deal with information – our own Personal Information and Personal Information of other Persons – radically changes. Please, do ponder that for (quite) a while.
There is much, much more to say on this broad subject, but I will leave it to mentioning the next url to you: http://primavera.fee.uva.nl/PDFdocs/2007-05.pdf. In this article an ontology is sketched for unambiguously capturing limitless behavioural variety.


1.      Information about the individual (legal) person1 is the property of that (legal) person2.

Delegation of usage rights
2.      The person may grant other parties usage rights to their person information.
      The person stipulates a usage right, e.g. authorisation, by specifying at least a. the other party; b. the purpose of usage and; c. the relevant subset of person information3.
      A usage right may include that the other party keeps a register of – a duplicate of, irrespective of the medium – person information.
      All granted usage rights become inextricably part of person information.
6.      A government institution obtains usage rights by law4.

Accountability of usage
7.      No additional permission is required for the person to inspect the usage, when applicable including how registers are kept, of their person information by the other party.
      The other party periodically, without the person’s explicit request and for each transaction, accounts for the usage of their person information to the person in question. The reporting frequency has been determined in the usage agreement.
      If the other party (also) keeps a register for the person information, an account must be included in the periodic report to the person. The reporting period has also been determined in the usage agreement.
  How a government institution accounts for usage of person information is decreed by law.

11.  The person is responsible for the quality of information subject to usage agreement(s).
  Upon receiving a signal by any other party of faulty person information, the person immediately applies correction.

Trusted (third) parties
13.  The person’s control over their person information may be restricted. Any restriction always has a legal basis4.
  The person designates a trusted party for controlling their restricted person information. The trusted party has been formally certified for its intermediary role (reflecting the requirement trust in social trans-/interactions)5.
  Upon formal declaration of the person’s contractual incapacity, rights and duties concerning their person information, too, fall to their legal representative(s).

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