Transparency guidance

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[draft to be discussed]

Open Food Facts is a public project, promoting food transparency and open data. As other projects such as Wikipedia or OpenStreetMap, it should also provide transparency for itself.

  1. By default, every document or conversation HAVE TO be public, excepting ones related to private life, see next point.
  2. Conversations or documents related to private life or private conversation HAVE TO stay private. E.g.:
    1. emails written by people to “contact” or members of the organization or community — the secrecy of correspondence is considered as a fundamental right in many countries,
    2. private chats or conversations,
    3. personal data, such as address, dietary information, disability information, T-Shirt size, pregnancy, etc.
    4. Human Resources facts dealing with privacy: salaries, personal data, etc.
  3. Few exceptions CAN occur:
    1. Conversations or documents shared by organizations which are related to a non-public project MIGHT stay private.
    2. Conversations or documents under a clear restricted disclosure HAVE TO stay private.
    3. Funding brief, application forms, candidature files MIGHT stay private, in order to keep some original ideas.
    4. Negotiating positions (you don't want the person you are negotiating with to know the maximum you can afford to pay).
    5. Legal issues until cases are closed (?) [not sure; to be rewritten].

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