3. Protect data
Note: The following is a summary of recent relevant EuroDIG session outcomes and messages on which you may wish to comment. Additional proposals for core principles and commitments for action relating to this thematic area are also invited in this consultation.
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 1 It is important for a citizen to know how their data is used, stored, and secured: what are the stages, who has access at each particular point.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 1 Privacy should be an important issue in everything we do, and its central parts should be privacy by design and security by design.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 Privacy is about trust, and companies need to demonstrate that they are trustworthy. Privacy enhanced technologies should be everyone’s right.
Commitments to action
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 1 Citizens should have a choice to control how their data is used by different entities in a centralised or a decentralised manner.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 1 Entities collecting user data need to be proactive in ensuring transparency and accountability.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 1 Some users are willing to share their data in return for a service. Therefore, education and information are key for users to understand what is at stake, and to take responsibility.