This just hit from an article posted by the Director of Policy at the Web Foundation who helped draft the Contract for the Web. I remember a discussion with @Mbravo and others on how will the contract be enforced. What follows is an explanation from the article linked below on plans for enforcement. Not saying this is perfect but it does look like a plan.
3. Ensuring measurement and accountability of the Contract’s clauses
and governments that endorse the Contract commit to supporting the
initiative, promoting its objectives, and upholding its principles and
clauses. We will hold endorsers accountable in a number of ways.
to keep their status as a backer of the Contract for the Web, endorsers
must demonstrate they are taking action to implement the Contract’s
standards and stay actively involved in developing concrete solutions.
Endorsers who fail to make serious progress towards the Contract goals
will be removed as endorsers.
Second, we will work with other
partners to track progress of stakeholders’ commitments. We’ll also rely
on the authority and expertise of regulators around the world to hold
companies accountable for complying with existing laws that support the
Finally, we and the hundreds of organizations
campaigning on these issues can use the Contract as a tool to keep up
the pressure on governments and companies, both publicly and behind the
Today’s launch of the Contract for the Web is only the
beginning of our fight for the web we want. We invite you to join this
fight by backing the Contract. We look forward to working together in the weeks and months to come — the future of the web depends on it.