Declaration of Data Rights


The foundation of an individual’s data is their identity. It is their personal property vouched for by a recognized authority on the day of their birth or soon after. These credentials cannot be revoked.        


A person’s identity constitutes their ownership credential for all the other data they possessor or may come to possess, secured by immutable link and immutable record. The issuer of the identity or their designated agents act as guarantors in perpetuity.         


Secondary credential data may be provided by any validating organization that  validates the individual’s identity in the process of providing the credentials. Such data may be subject to contract.         


A custodian or joint custodians may manage the personal data for those incapable of doing so. Incapacity may be due to age (in the case of children) and admits three possibilities: fully incapable, capable of managing data privacy and communications only and fully data capable. Jointly owned data that is not subject to a formal contract is shared equally among its owners.         


Explicit permission is required for the recording and retention of personal history data and state data.         


Personal history data and state data is not transferable. It can only be rented.         


Title data in all its forms is fully transferable from one owner to another.         


Personal data is property, subject to both property and copyright law.         


Personal data has the right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures and it shall not be violated. No warrants shall be issued for access to it except upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the data to be accessed and searched, and the data to be seized.         


An individual’s private data cannot be used in evidence against him or her without the individual’s permission.