WWW inventor calls for online Magna Carta to protect users' web rights
The world wide web's inventor believes an online 'Magna Carta' is needed to protect the independence of the web.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee told the Guardian the web had come under increasing attack from governments and a wanted to protect and enshrine rights of its users worldwide.
Berners-Lee, who invented the Internet 25 years ago this week, added that new rules were needed to protect the 'open, neutral' system.
According to the report, he said a global constitution - a bill of rights was needed to protect the web.
Berners-Lee's Magna Carta plan is to be taken up as part of an initiative called 'the web we want', which calls on people to generate a digital bill of rights in each country, the report added.
(Posted on 12-03-2014)