Introducing network.txt: A Standard for 3rd Party Data Transparency
In today’s digital age, privacy and data protection have become major concerns for both website visitors and developers. With the introduction of GDPR laws, it’s important for websites to provide clear information about the sharing of personal data with 3rd party providers. This is where the proposed standard, network.txt, comes into play.
What is network.txt?⌗
How does network.txt work?⌗
The network.txt file is located in the
Here’s an example of what a network.txt file might look like:
# LINKS Policy: http://www.example.org/Policies/Privacy Terms: http://www.example.org/Terms # THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS Name: Cloudflare URL: https://www.cloudflare.com Use: Necessary For: DDoS protection Name: Google Analytics URL: https://analytics.google.com Use: Optional For: Analytics
Why is network.txt needed?⌗
network.txt is a proposed standard that offers a clear and accessible way for websites to provide information about the use of 3rd party providers and personal data sharing. It’s a simple solution that benefits both website visitors and developers, and helps to increase transparency and privacy in the digital world.
You can find out more about it at the GitHub Repo of the Standard.
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