Magna Carta for the digital age 2015

To celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, we invited the public to vote on 500 clauses submitted by 3,000 young people across the world to create a new Magna Carta for the digital age. Over 30,000 votes have been cast. This top 10 is the result of that vote, as recorded on 15 June 2015, Magna Carta Day. It presents a snapshot of the public's hopes for the future of the Web in 2015.

Top Ten Clauses


1. not let companies pay to control it, and not let governments restrict our right to information.

2. allow freedom of speech.

3. be free from government censors in all countries.

4. not allow any kind of government censorship.

5. be available for all those who wish to use it.

6. be free from censorship and mass surveillance.

7. allow equal access to knowledge, information and current news worldwide.

8. have freedom of speech.

9. not be censored by the government.

10. not sell our personal information and preferences for money, and will make it clearer if the company/Website intends to do so.

You can continue to vote for your favourite clauses through our Magna Carta for the digital age interactive.