Latest Tim Berners-Lee articles

UK marked down for poor privacy rights in latest Web Index Report

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Seventy-six of the 81 countries examined did not meet best practice standards for checks and balances on government interception of electronic communications
22 Nov 2013

Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet freedoms to be protected

British physicist and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
In the wake of US and UK web spying revelations, the inventor of HTML warns against government and corporate takeover of internet
26 Jun 2013

Government sneaks in Communications Data Bill replacement in Queen’s Speech

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Proposals aim to combat cybercrime, says Whitehall
08 May 2013

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Francis Maude welcome new OGP members

Eight new countries join scheme designed to promote transparency in government data
25 Apr 2013

Government to spend £8m to increase benefits of open data for businesses

Up to £25,000 up for grabs to encourage start-ups to take up opportunities arising from open data
12 Dec 2012

Jimmy Wales and Sir Tim-Berners Lee slam Data Communications Bill

Wikipedia founder calls controversial Bill a 'snooper's charter', while Berners-Lee labels it 'draconian'
06 Sep 2012

Berners-Lee launches international index to chart political and social impact of web

Sweden tops index while the UK - perhaps surprisingly - comes third
06 Sep 2012

Government launches Open Data Institute (updated)

Huge opportunity to drive innovation via open data – but does the government truly understand the distinctions between 'open' and private?
22 May 2012

Leave neutrality to the Swiss


05 Apr 2011

Berners-Lee launches government web site

3,000 data sets to be made available today on data.gov.uk, and more than 2,400 developers have registered
21 Jan 2010

Public sector IT: review of the year

Public sector correspondent Tom Young gives his view on the last 12 months
18 Dec 2009

Free state data initiative goes local

Local authorities to put health, education, crime and public spending data online
08 Dec 2009

Sorry about the "//", says Tim Berners-Lee

Web inventor wishes he had never bothered with the double-slash convention for URLs
13 Oct 2009

Worldwide web turns 20

In March 1989, Cern staffer Tim Berners-Lee proposed a revolutionary new system for sharing information, and unwittingly changed the world forever. Martin Courtney looks back
12 Mar 2009