WWW inventor Tim Berners-Lee calls for online Magna Carta to protect users' web rights

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 12:01pm IST | Place: London | Agency: ANI

  • Tim-Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web AFP

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.

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