“It’s mine – you can’t have it.”

Very interesting interview with Dr Tim Berners-Lee (the-man-who-invented-the-internet) on the BBC website today, regarding the data grab being planned by some of the world’s largest ISPs, using web usage monitoring software.

The creator of the web has said consumers need to be protected against systems which can track their activity on the internet.

On the subject of web usage statistics and personal information regarding where we shop, what sites we visit and other patterns of online behaviour:

He said: “It’s mine – you can’t have it. If you want to use it for something, then you have to negotiate with me. I have to agree, I have to understand what I’m getting in return.”

I couldn’t agree more.

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