Tim Berners-Lee statement on Prism, privacy

“Today’s revelations are deeply concerning.  Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights that threatens the very foundations of a democratic society.

“I call on all Web users to demand better legal protection and due process safeguards for the privacy of their online communications, including their right to be informed when someone requests or stores their data.  Over the last two decades, the Web has become an integral part of our lives.  A trace of our use of it can reveal very intimate personal things. A store of this information about each person is a huge liability:  Whom would you trust to decide when to access it, or even to keep it secure?”


Received on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:24:35 UTC