A Contract For The Web

I see that Sir Tim Berners-Lee has launched his “Contract for the Web” – that requires endorsing governments, companies and individuals to make concrete commitments to protect the web from abuse and ensure it benefits humanity.

Two of the nine principles in the Contract concern respecting users’ privacy and personal data in real and meaningful ways.

All very laudable – but then I see that two of the companies who are listed as endorsing the Contract are Facebook and Google.

I think my irony meter has just exploded.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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