In November 2019, the World Wide Web Consortium published a contract for the Web, motivating governments, companies and citizens to join forces and strive for a respectful, affordable, democratic and open Web, for the best of every citizen. SkyRadar endorses this and is specific in its commitments.
The 9 Commitments requested in the Contract for the Web
Ensure everyone can connect to the internet - so that anyone, no matter who they are or where they live, can participate actively online
Keep all of the internet available, all of the time - so that no one is denied their right to full internet access
- Respect and protect people’s fundamental online privacy and data rights - so everyone can use the internet freely, safely, and without fear
Make the internet affordable and accessible to everyone - so that no one is excluded from using and shaping the Web
Respect and protect people’s privacy and personal data to build online trust - so people are in control of their lives online, empowered with clear and meaningful choices around their data and privacy
- Develop technologies that support the best in humanity and challenge the worst - so the Web really is a public good that puts people first
Be creators and collaborators on the Web - so the Web has rich and relevant content for everyone
Build strong communities that respect civil discourse and human dignity - so that everyone feels safe and welcome online
Fight for the Web - so the Web remains open and a global public resource for people everywhere, now and in the future
Why SkyRadar Is Involved
SkyRadar develops and provides scalable technologies, using (radar) sensors, cloud servers and Internet technologies (HTML 5) to give concurrent access to a virtually unlimited amount of users. Technically this is part of the Internet of Things.
The subject area in which SkyRadar is active, Radar Technology, has all the ingredients to help improve aviation, medicine, and the day to day life in general. But being misused, it can bring pain and misery to the people.
SkyRadar's Commitment and Ethical Conduct
Make Internet Technologies Affordable and Accessible to Everyone
Since many years, SkyRadar has cut the costs that the market was locked in and brought them down to a level that is affordable to everybody. We are proud to see that this strategy brought our technology to many countries across the planet, no matter whether rich or emerging.
To fight corruption and to create transparency, we publish pricing in the web. This will destroy the market of those few, who misuse funds and their moral responsibility alike.
SkyRadar keeps on offering free tools and solutions in the Internet.
Respect and Protect People’s Privacy and Personal Data to Build Online Trust
SkyRadar respects the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is one of the highest standards in the world. SkyRadar does not share or sell private data with any person, company or government.
Going further, we consider the business model of selling other people's privacy immoral and anachronistic.
Develop Technologies that Support the Best in Humanity and Challenge the Worst
Further we research and develop technologies around "radars" in aviation (e.g., Artificial Intelligence), medicine, automation and general day-to-day life that help improving quality of life.
We refuse to develop warfare technologies. These technologies will always end up in wrong hands. Our radars cannot and will not steer missiles and are not made to jam air spaces.
There are technologies which can be dually used like Synthetic Aperture Radar, which is a great technology for high resolution and 3D images. Or beam steering, which is great to produce fast radars without costly wear and tear elements. We produce all our solutions in compliance with the European Dual Use Regulation and coordinate unclear cases with the European or national authorities that are in charge.
Involving the Citizens
SkyRadar opens its interfaces, giving its users the freedom and possibility to create their own solutions and content. It is our pursuit to even further develop this axis, creating platforms of exchange for our user communities to share algorithms, teaching content or any other artefact of value for the community, turning our users into creators and collaborators.
Let us fight for the Web - so the Web remains open and
a global public resource for people everywhere,
now and in the future!