Privacy, Free Speech, Good Business

Welcome | Privacy & Free Speech: " . . . This online version is constantly updated to identify and draw lessons from recent privacy and free speech incidents, and includes additional resources and links for entrepreneurs and developers alike looking for further guidance. Companies will face many difficult decisions about users’ privacy and free speech. Reading this primer and sharing it with your colleagues is a good start. We hope it will help you understand how building privacy and free speech protection into your products and business plans isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s good for your business, too. Here's a quick guide to the tips in this primer; see the roadmap for more details:
RESPECT YOUR DATA: Limit and Protect the Data You Collect and Retain
PLAN AHEAD: Incorporate Privacy and Security from Start to Finish
BE TRANSPARENT: Give Users the Ability to Make Informed Choices
PARTNER WITH YOUR USERS: Put Users in Control and Stand Up for Their Rights
ENCOURAGE USERS TO SPEAK FREELY: Establish Policies that Promote Speech in Every Form
MODERATE CAUTIOUSLY: Avoid Censoring or Limiting Legitimate Speech
PROMOTE CREATIVITY: Let Customers Decide How to Use and Discuss Your Product
SPEAK UP FOR FREE SPEECH: Protect Your Users' Freedom of Expression . . ."

Would be useful if the US government adopted this -- whatever happened to the First Amendment? Oh yeah, it got hijacked by the post-9/11 Homeland Security [sic] crowd.

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