As ever more people are connected to the Web so they have access to unlimited information. Is this a safeguard against the emergence of tyrants? Or a means by which democracies can be destroyed? How is the accuracy of information to be verified? How can the undoubted benefits of such widespread availability of information be prevented from serving as an equally effective platform for the criminally minded? Should we be overly concerned about this? How do we ensure that the information that is required gets to the right people at the right time, and is not buried in a mass of junk mail? The continually accelerating pace of change makes it imperative to set out the right principles on which to make decisions on these important questions as soon as possible.