The World Wide Web Foundation wants Internet access to be recognized as a human right


It was the motivation for Sir Tim Berners-Lee , who is credited as the inventor of the Internet, to call for net access to be recognized as a human right.”Extreme disparities between rich and poor have been rightly identified as the defining challenge of our age, and we need to use technology to fight inequality, not increase it,” said Anne Jellema, chief executive of the World Wide Web Foundation, and the lead author of its annual report.

If considered a basic human right, the Internet access should be provided “for all, ensuring internet packets are delivered without commercial or political discrimination, and protecting the privacy and freedom of web users regardless of where they live.” Some urgent measures in attention of all governments are suggested, such: accelerate progress towards universal access by increasing number of affordable net services; use the web to increase government transparency and protect freedoms of speech and privacy or invest in high-quality public education to make sure that no-one is left behind with technological progress.


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