Wednesday January 29, 2020

The creator of the web looks to save us from digital dystopia?

Data privacy is a cornerstone of Tim Berners-Lee's voluntary code of internet conduct

1st December, 2019
Tim Berners-Lee wants governments and companies to voluntarily submit to a new code of conduct. Picture: Getty

“Apple believes privacy is a fundamental human right,” said the start-up message on the screen of my new computer. It promised to minimise collection of my data and be transparent about how it is used.

It would be easy to miss how radical this is. Taken at face value, Apple's privacy statement – which has been on all new devices since last year – is utterly counter-cultural, a rejection of the prevailing...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

It’s not all high-flying IT and finance professionals – 60 per cent of workers in Ireland earn less than €30,000 a year and income and social class are a big influence on how people cast their ballot

Aidan Regan | 3 days ago

The former GAA star turned political hopeful has plenty of name-recognition on the ground in his home county, but faces stiff competition for a seat from the likes of rising star Saoirse McHugh

Daniel Murray | 3 days ago

The issue of high construction costs needs to be urgently addressed

Ian Guider | 3 days ago