Proposition 47 co-founder Rubin Sfadj has co-signed an op-ed in French newspaper of record Le Monde calling for the advent of personal data ownership.
Inspired by American researcher Jason Lanier’s thought, data ownership aims at asserting the individual’s property rights on their personal data. As a result, anyone could sell their data to online platforms, or, if they so wish, pay for the services and retain their privacy.
Among the op-ed co-signatories are, under philosopher and GenerationLibre president Gaspard Koenig’s initiative, French Parliament member Bruno Bonnell, former Medef president Laurence Parisot, economist Glen Weyl, and computational scientist Aurelie Jean.
The full text (in French) is available here:
Nos « données personnelles » nous appartiennent : monétisons-les !
For more information:
GenerationLibre - Rapport sur la patrimonialité des données