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Fair Data Society is an initiative for decentralized self-sovereign data commons.


Fair Data is based on the simple premise that personal data is a part of the individual. As such, it should be treated as any other inalienable part of human identity.

As a society, we embraced high standards for treating people with dignity and respect. It is time to enforce these standards in the realms of our digital existence.


Fair Data Principles are an ethical standard for collecting, processing, and storing personal data. They are a social contract of our members and technologies we develop.

  • 01
    All the data related to an individual are part of their digital self.
  • 02
    Privacy and non-collection of personal data should be default settings.
  • 03
    The rights to data created about or by an individual are only their.
  • 04
    Individual’s data can only be accessed on the basis of consent.
  • 05
    Data is a product of an individual’s labour and has economic value.
  • 06
    Personal data should be accessed on a need-to-know basis, annonymized before shared or monetised
  • 07
    Organisations allow the freedom of digital associations within the organisation's ecosystem and recognise associations outside.
  • 08
    Organizations that access and process personal data provide clear, understandable, and explainable information.
  • 09
    Organisations design their IT systems based on ethical handling of all personal data; ethics cannot be an afterthought.
  • 10
    Open source should be the ideal in as many cases as possible when new software is released.