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Web founder calls for Internet bill of rights

Published on Mar 12, 2014 9:37 AM
 

LONDON (AFP) - A bill of rights should be created to govern the Internet in the wake of revelations about the depth of government surveillance, the inventor of the World Wide Web said on Wednesday.

Tim Berners-Lee made the proposal as part of the "web we want" campaign for an open Internet, exactly 25 years after he first presented a paper with plans for the World Wide Web.

"We need a global constitution - a bill of rights," he told the Guardian.

"Unless we have an open, neutral Internet we can rely on without worrying about what's happening at the back door, we can't have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture," he said.

 
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