Close
Close

Published

Berners-Lee’s web plea lacks serious support

The newest collaborative effort to establish consensus among internet authorities has been snubbed by many major companies. Spearheaded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Contract for the Web encourages the protection of data privacy and pursuit of widening access to the internet. There are certainly some big names in the contract’s list of support, notably Google, Facebook and Microsoft. But it is impossible not to notice a gaping hole left by Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Hulu and the many other leading OTT service providers, not to mention the major ISPs regularly making headlines in Faultline. It’s no surprise in many senses. These companies are sick of external regulation regarding their conduct with user data, a resource without which their businesses cannot operate.…

Close