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Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for online `Magna Carta` to protect web users

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 19:27

Zee Media Bureau

London: In view of leaks about the government surveillance of online activity, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the world wide web`s inventor has called for a bill of rights to protect the Internet users` rights.

Tim Berners-Lee thinks online `Magna Carta` is needed to protect and enclose the independence of the web he invented and the rights of its users worldwide.
He told the Guardian, the web had come under increasing attack from governments and corporate influence and a that new rules were needed to protect the `open, neutral` system.

According to a report, Berners-Lee, who invented the Internet 25 years ago 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.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 19:27

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