A Bath entrepreneur has been selected to safeguard the future of internet security across the world.
"Paul Kane - who lives in the Bradford-on-Avon area - has been chosen to look after one of seven keys, which will 'restart the world wide web' in the event of a catastrophic event.
Paul Kane on the right
Mr Kane, based at the University of Bath's SETsquared Innovation Centre, will be the key holder for Western Europe.
Six other people from across the globe have also been asked to look after a key.
In the event of a security breach - such as a terrorist attack - Mr Kane may be required to travel to a secure location in the US.
Here he will meet five other key holders, to recover the master signing key."