The French government has launched a platform to solicit contributions on its draft law « république numérique » (digital republic). A section of the law would give rise to the recognition of user data rights regarding “portability” of data.

Today, with La Quadrature du Net, we are adding our own amendment in order to recognise users' right to know how their data is stored. We think that when the data you use is stored online by a specific provider, users should be informed about where that specific service provider stores the data, how long, in which jurisdiction the specific service provider operates, and which laws apply.

You can join us and support this proposal: https://www.republique-numerique.fr/consultations/projet-de-loi-numerique/consultation/consultation/opinions/section-2-portabilite-des-donnees/article-12-portabilite-des-donnees/versions/consacrer-un-droit-d-information-sur-les-modalites-du-stockage-des-fichiers-et-donnees-utilisateur

In the User Data Manifesto, we also demand that users have the freedom to choose a platform, i.e. users should always be able to extract their data from the service at any time without experiencing any vendor lock-in. Open standards for formats and protocols are necessary to guarantee this.

Please support this amendment in order to make this user data right more effective: https://www.republique-numerique.fr/consultations/projet-de-loi-numerique/consultation/consultation/opinions/section-2-portabilite-des-donnees/article-12-portabilite-des-donnees/versions/consacrer-un-droit-effectif-a-la-portabilite.

If you have other inspired ideas in line with the user data manifesto that could be implemented into law, feel free to suggest them! Contributions and votes are still accepted until the end of the week.