The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has launched a plan to build a “Contract for the Web” as part of a global campaign to defend a free and open web for everyone. Speaking tonight, at the opening of the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, Sir Tim unveiled a set of principles that define responsibilities that governments, companies, and citizens each have to create a better web.
According to the World Wide Web Foundation, the free and open web faces real challenges. More than half the world’s population still can’t get online. For the other half, the web’s benefits come with too many risks: to our privacy, our democracy, our rights. That’s why we’re launching a global campaign to connect everyone to a web that works for people.