Building the Contract for the Web

Thousands of people have come together to back a Contract for the Web that will define our collective responsibilities to protect a free, open and fair web for everyone. In January 2019, representatives from governments, companies, civil society organisations, and individual citizens began working together to turn a starting set of principles into a full contract.

Through a process of deliberation and negotiation, we are defining what this contract looks like with the goal of agreeing on and publishing a full Contract for the Web in the second half of 2019. Once published, individuals and organisations will have the opportunity to sign up and commit to upholding and promoting the terms outlined in the contract.

How it works

This is how we will turn the Contract for the Web from a list of principles into full commitments — and how you can get involved.

Contract #ForTheWeb Timeline Infographic

Contract Process

Please, see also more information about the Contract Groups.

Public engagement

Throughout this process, we want to hear from as many people as possible to ensure that the final Contract for the Web truly is for everyone. We will be announcing more ways to share your views, but until then, feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think.

If you’ve already signed up to support the contract, we will email you with updates on the process and more ways you can help.


Questions or suggestions?