Creating Digital Rule of Law

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Part 1 of 3 — Smart Data & Digital Rule of Law Series:

  1. Part 1: Creating Digital Rule of Law
  2. Part 2: Smart Data — A Brief Timeline of Intelligent Technology
  3. Part 3: Open Source Architecture for Smart Data and Digital Rights

What is Rule of Law?

Digital & Data Lawlessness

Digital Capitalism Requires Digital Rule of Law

Defining Digital Rule of Law

  1. Rule of Law is a set of principles, or ideals, for ensuring an orderly and just society. Where all laws and contracts apply to everyone equally, there are clear and fair processes for enforcing laws and contracts, there is an independent judiciary, and human rights are guaranteed for all. [13 American Bar Association]
  2. Digital Rule of Law is a set of principles, or ideals, for ensuring an orderly and just digital society. Where all laws and contracts apply to everyone equally and automatically, there are clear and fair automated processes for enforcing laws and contracts, there is an independent judiciary, and human digital rights are guaranteed for all.

Unadopted Internet Standards Efforts

Platform for Privacy Preferences (1997 to 2006):

Policy Aware Web (2005 to 2006):

Transparent Accountable Datamining Initiative (2006 to 2011):

  1. We see a repeat of the Proof-Capable Reasoner idea enabling questions to be asked of data.
  2. We see policies generalized to include contracts and regulations with “The Law Cloud.”
  3. We see data from the entire web formed in the scope of policy controls.
  4. We’ve added the proof explanation for auditors and an intended use reasoner for analysts mirroring early GDPR thinking around intended use enforcement.

The EnCoRe Project — Ensuring Consent and Revocation (2009 to 2011):

What’s The Deal With 2011?

  1. GDPR — The EU took decisive political action on January 25, 2012, releasing their highly anticipated draft proposal for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This effort shifted our focus from technologies and standards, as had been the case since 1997, to a regulatory remediation approach. [7 GDPR]
  2. Social Platforms — Facebook’s initial public offering came on May 17, 2012, at a share price of US$38. The company was valued at $104 billion, the most significant valuation to that date. The IPO raised $16 billion, the third-largest in U.S. history. [8 Facebook]
  3. The AI Arms Race will be won by the few organizations who successfully monopolize the most data over the most time. The race for AI Supremacy was well understood by 2011, fueled by the convergence of “Big-Data” and “Cloud Computing”.
  4. By 2017, the Economist published a report titled “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data,” formally announcing the rise and near-total dominance of the modern Data Monopoly. [9 The Economist]

The Consequences are Everywhere

Global Democracy at Risk

Controlling Data May Be The Only Solution

What’s Next?

Want to help?

  1. Join the Smart Data Ecosystem and help create Digital Rule of Law to preserve all human rights.
  2. Follow Data Freedom Foundation and Accesr on social media and follow me on Medium. Data Freedom Foundation is on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Accesr is on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
  3. Contact us to get involved — we have many open roles and stock options for early supporters.

Part 1 of 3 — Smart Data & Digital Rule of Law Series:

  1. Part 1: Creating Digital Rule of Law
  2. Part 2: Smart Data — A Brief Timeline of Intelligent Technology
  3. Part 3: Open Source Architecture for Smart Data and Digital Rights

References:

  1. Renew Democracy Initiative, Defining Democracy and Rule of Law https://rdi.org/defining-democracy/2020/5/22/defining-democracy-rule-of-law/
  2. Penn State Law, International Rule of Law and the Market Economy https://elibrary.law.psu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1161&context=fac_works#:~:text=Law%20matters%20in%20economic%20development,of%20the%20quality%20of%20life.
  3. P3P: The Platform for Privacy Preferences https://www.w3.org/P3P/
  4. Policy Aware Web http://www.policyawareweb.org/
  5. Transparent Accountable Datamining Initiative http://dig.csail.mit.edu/TAMI/
  6. Privacy Enhancing Technologies, A Review of Tools and Techniques https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/opc-actions-and-decisions/research/explore-privacy-research/2017/pet_201711/
  7. Gartner, Gartner Unveils Top Predictions for IT Organizations https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2019-22-10-gartner-unveils-top-predictions-for-it-organizations-and-users-in-2020-and-beyond
  8. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation
  9. Facebook https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook
  10. The Economist, The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data https://www.economist.com/leaders/2017/05/06/the-worlds-most-valuable-resource-is-no-longer-oil-but-data
  11. Aldous Huxley, The Ultimate Revolution ‘Brave New World’ (Berkeley Speech 1962) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WaUkZXKA30
  12. Accesr Commentary of Google’s Selfish Ledger Video, https://youtu.be/KINIJ-xYOQw
  13. American Bar Association, What is the Rule of Law?https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/rule-of-law/
  14. Shalini Kantayya, Director of ‘Coded Bias’ https://hai.stanford.edu/news/coded-bias-director-shalini-kantayya-solving-facial-recognitions-serious-flaws
  15. Regulate Social Media or Risk ‘Democracy’s End’ Researchers Tell Senators https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2021/04/regulate-social-media-more-or-risk-democracys-end-researchers-tell-senators.html
  16. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Superintelligence Cannot be Contained: Lessons from Computability Theory https://jair.org/index.php/jair/article/view/12202

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