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Groundbreaking Partnership to Advance Rights of Internet Users Announced

19 Nov 2015

Consumers International (CI) and the World Wide Web Foundation (Web Foundation) have today announced a partnership starting the process for a ‘People’s Charter for the Internet’, which will be based on broad consultation with over 400 digital and consumer rights organisations across more than 120 countries.

The Charter comes in response to the inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee’s call for a Magna Carta for the Internet, and a subsequent global survey of Consumers International members, which found that 76% felt consumer protection was ineffective in the digital economy.

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Announced at CI’s World Congress in Brasilia, the partnership is an exciting development for consumer groups around the world.  Based on broad expert and public consultation, this Charter will establish clear international principles for a free, empowering, and open Web.

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