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France first nation to sign new global ‘web contract’   

France has become the first country to sign a new "web contract" developed by Tim Berners-Lee, which aims to make the internet accessible, safe, and reliable worldwide on all platforms.

Mr Berners-Lee is known for being the inventor of the World Wide Web. He unveiled his contract plan at the 2018 edition of the Web Summit event which began this week.

Secretary of State Mounir Mahjoubi said: "We [France] are the first country to have signed."

The contract, which is set to be managed and implemented by the World Wide Web Foundation, is expected to lay out terms on issues such as the use of personal data, terrorism and extremist content, online harassment, and competitive commerce.

This could include measures such as a commitment to remove extremist and illegal content from the web as soon as possible, to help curb access to radicalising media.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2OAuvd0

Published on November 9, 2018 by Paul Illingworth

 

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