Berners-Lee: "Demand Your Data"
ONLINE PRIVACYApril 19, 2012
World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has urged Internet users to demand their personal data from web companies in order to help begin a new era of customized computer services, reports The Guardian. He says consumers have not fully realized the value of their personal data held by online companies. "My computer has a great understanding of the state of my fitness," Berners-Lee said, "of the things I'm eating, of the places I'm at." By taking advantage of such personalized data, services "with tremendous potential to help humanity" could be created, but only if web companies allow users access to their data.