We the Citizens of the Internet, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote highspeed Wifi, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Internet.
Article I - Guard Personal Information
The best way to reduce the risk of personal information being stolen is to simply not give it out in the first place. Almost all websites and services these days will vacuum up as much personal user information as they can.
I.I This puts you at risk of your information being stolen by hackers. These hackers will re-package and sell your information to bad actors to be used in phishing scams, identity theft, and other nasty things. Practically speaking, it can be difficult to use a lot of websites and services without providing at least some personal information.
If when you are filling out some form online (e.g for an order at an e-shop), certain information fields might be "required" for the form to be accepted (phone number, email, address, etc).
I.II However those fields might not actually be necessary to complete the order. It's very unlikely that they will really need your phone number or email address. And if they are not going to be shipping you a physical item by post, they don't need your real postal address either.
Article II – Users remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.
Article III – The goal of any political association is the conservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of citizen. These rights are liberty, internet, property, safety and resistance against oppression.
Article IV – The principle of any sovereignty resides essentially in the Nation. No body, no individual can exert authority which does not emanate expressly from it.
Article V – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each user has only those borders which assure other members of the society the fruition of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.
Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places, and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.
Article VII – No user can be accused, arrested nor detained but in the cases determined by the law, and according to the forms which it has prescribed. Those who solicit, dispatch, carry out or cause to be carried out arbitrary orders, must be punished; but any citizen called or seized under the terms of the law must obey at once; he renders himself culpable by resistance.
Article VIII – The law should establish only penalties that are strictly and evidently necessary, and no one can be punished but under a law established and promulgated before the offense and legally applied.
Article IX – Any user being presumed innocent until he is declared culpable if it is judged indispensable to arrest him, any rigor which would not be necessary for the securing of the user's person must be severely reprimanded by the law.
Article X – No one may be disturbed for the user's opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law.
Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of user: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.
Article XII – The guarantee of the rights of user and of the citizen necessitates a public force: this force is thus instituted for the advantage of all and not for the particular utility of those in whom it is trusted.
Article XIII – For the maintenance of the public force and for the expenditures of administration, a common contribution is indispensable; it must be equally distributed to all the citizens, according to their ability to pay.
Article XIV – Each citizen has the right to ascertain, by himself or through the user's representatives, the need for a public tax, to consent to it freely, to know the uses to which it is put, and of determining the proportion, basis, collection, and duration.
Article XV – The society has the right of requesting an account from any public agent of its administration.
Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.
Article XVII – Property being an inviolable and sacred right, no one can be deprived of private usage, if it is not when the public necessity, legally noted, evidently requires it, and under the condition of a just and prior indemnity.*
*** Inspired by Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen