According to a new report from the World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Tim Berners-Lee, more than 60 percent of the world’s population remains unconnected to the Internet, equaling some 4.3 billion people. Berners-Lee argues that “it’s time to recognize the Internet as a basic human right. That means guaranteeing affordable access for all, ensuring Internet packets are delivered without commercial or political discrimination, and protecting the privacy and freedom of Web users regardless of where they live.” In accordance with these views, the report not only examines those who are not connected, but also the restrictions on those who can, most notably government requests for data which the report says are increasingly on the rise.

You can read more about the report at Techcrunch here.