[Ed. – Al Gore did that?]
The inventor of the world wide web has marked the 25th anniversary of his creation by calling for a ‘Magna Carta’ bill of rights to protect its users.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee told BBC Breakfast the issue could be compared to the importance of human rights.
He has been an outspoken critic of government surveillance following a series of leaks from ex-US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
Sir Tim called on people to take action and protest against surveillance.
He told BBC Breakfast the online community has now reached a crossroads.
“It’s time for us to make a big communal decision,” he said. “In front of us are two roads – which way are we going to go?
“Are we going to continue on the road and just allow the governments to do more and more and more control – more and more surveillance?