"Those of us who are online are seeing our rights and freedoms threatened", he said in a statement announcing the project, which was organized by his nonprofit the World Wide Web Foundation. In the new contract, Berners-Lee realizes he is asking a lot."Everybody is responsible going forward for making the web a better web in different ways", he said."The ad-based funding model doesn't have to work in the same way - it doesn't have to create click-bait". It's already amassed a wealth of supporters, including Google, Facebook, Innovation Award victor and Young Global Leader honoree Mariéme Jamme, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, and many more. I hope more people will join us to build the web we want.
So that anyone, no matter who they are or where they live, can participate actively online.
Another challenge is how to make it possible for people to have access to the Internet, as only "one half" of the world can afford it at the moment.
The contract has been seemingly created to rebuild trust in the web and defend a free and open internet by encouraging governments, companies and individuals to work together.
Respect consumers' privacy and personal data so people are in control of their lives online.
"Humanity connected by technology on the web is functioning in a dystopian way". SEE: IT pro's guide to GDPR compliance (free PDF) Individual web users are urged to be creators and collaborators on the web, to build strong communities that respect civil discourse and human dignity, and to fight for the web to remain open.Many of these principles seem to run contrary to how the web is now treated.
Fight for the web so the web remains open and a global public resource for people everywhere, now and in the future.
Online abuse, discrimination, political manipulation and much more have overtaken the Internet by a large, which is why the father of the Internet wants to save the web.
With the Internet of Things (IoT) being built upon easy, open access to the internet, the possibility of such traffic being throttled or blocked, and related businesses potentially being held to ransom for greater networking fees, introduces great uncertainty.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is very well known.
Like other tech pioneers, Berners-Lee saw the internet as a platform that would open new horizons but he is disappointed with how it has evolved.
"The genie may seem to have come out of the bottle, but the internet has surprised us many times", he added. The contract means a real commitment to dignity, justice and equality from governments, companies and citizens.
"People in the big companies are concerned about truth and democracy".