Timothy Berners-Lee, the man who invented the internet, has secured the backing of Facebook, Google, and Microsoft for “contract for the web.”
The creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee is officially launching his plan to save the internet. The new contract is calling on companies to respect data privacy and urges governments to ensure everyone has access to the internet. Tech giants are already backing the contract, such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, DuckDuckGo, Reddit, GitHub, and Reporters Without Borders.
Berners-Lee’s contract is based on nine principles. Three for each denizen of the internet. Due to the contract, governments that are obligated to ensure everyone can connect to the internet, should keep all of the internet available at all times and respect and protect people’s privacy and personal data. Plus, citizens are asked to be the creators and collaborators on the Web, to build strong communities.
CEO of the World Wide Web Foundation, Adrian Lovett said:
“We’re launching the contract for the web for the world’s first-ever global action plan to protect the web as a force for good, bringing together companies, governments and citizens from around the world to say these are the things that need to be done to put things back on the right track.”
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