W3C TAG Ethical Web Principles
Hi, I’m Tess.
I’m from the TAG.
I’m here to tell you about the W3C TAG Ethical Web Principles document.
chartered with stewardship of the Web architecture, and charged
to document and build consensus around principles of Web architecture and to interpret and clarify these principles when necessary. (from
Published W3C TAG Ethical Web Principles on the Note track, intended to be elevated to a W3C Statement
Preservation of data is the ethical concern at the heart of archival science.
The Web has always been an ethical endeavor.
There is one web
The web is transparent (AKA the "View Source" principle)
People should be able to render web content as they want
We have encoded several major areas of ethical concern into our Process via horizontal review:
The web is for all people
Security and privacy are essential
The web is multi-browser, multi-OS and multi-device
Challenges facing us
The web must support healthy community and debate
The web must enable freedom of expression
The web must make it possible for people to verify the information they see
The web must enhance individuals’ control and power
The Web, the Internet, and humanity itself will not have a future if we don’t address the climate catastrophe facing the world today.
The web must be an environmentally sustainable platform
The web should not cause harm to society