Web Inventor’s Bold Call: Time for ‘Online Magna Carta’

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Tim Berners-Lee issues call for “a global constitution – a bill of rights” to defend digital rights

“we need to make sure we establish the principles that the Web’s been based on — principles of openness, principles of privacy, principles of not being censored.”

“It’s time for us to make a big communal decision,” he told BBC. “In front of us are two roads — which way are we going to go? Are we going to continue on the road and just allow the governments to do more and more and more control — more and more surveillance?”

 

“Or are we going to set up a bunch of values? Are we going to set up something like a Magna Carta for the world wide web and say, actually, now it’s so important, so much part of our lives, that it becomes on a level with human rights?” he continued.

 

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