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Father Of Worldwide Web Says Internet Needs ‘Magna Carta’ – 12 March 2014

RT logoOn the 25th anniversary of the founding of the worldwide web, the innovator of the system that has revolutionized our world like no other invention is seeking legislation to protect the rights of users.

On March 12, 1989, Tim Berners-Lee first put to paper his concept for what would eventually become the ‘worldwide web.’ Today, in these post-Snowden times, the British computer scientist is fighting to preserve the privacy rights of the system: “We need a global constitution – a bill of rights” to guarantee the internet remains an “open neutral” medium, he told the Guardian.

Based on an initiative called ‘the web we want’, a global effort to pass a ‘Magna Carta’ for web users across the planet, Berners-Lee hopes the agreement will be also win the endorsement of government officials and corporations.

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