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GNI Responds to GCHQ in the Financial Times

In reaction to the Financial Times op-ed by Richard Hannigan, Director of GCHQ, GNI Board Chair Mark Stephens wrote this letter to the editor, "Need to intrude must be demonstrated, not merely asserted" published November 5:

 

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Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:30

Op-Ed: Privacy Since Snowden

A year has passed since the American former intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden began revealing the massive scope of Internet surveillance by the US National Security Agency.

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Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:02

Op-Ed: Only the Powerful Will Benefit from the 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Last week's judgment by the European court of justice allowing anyone to demand that a search engine should remove unwanted information from its index – even if it is accurate, lawful, and publicly available elsewhere – is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.
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Mon, 05/19/2014 - 09:28

Op-Ed: The UK's Response to Snowden's Revelations Lets Putin Off the Hook

The UK response to the Snowden revelations is providing a worrying precedent for Putin and other autocrats, and has been incommensurate to the scope and scale of the problem at hand.

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:15

Op-Ed: Tech Companies Should be Allowed to Disclose Government Requests

Unless we know not only how many of these orders governments make, but also how many companies receive, it will be impossible for individual users of communications services to grasp the scale and scope of surveillance.

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Wed, 11/13/2013 - 08:55

ThinkProgress: How To Bring More Transparency To U.S. Surveillance Programs

There is no shortage of divergent views about the once secret NSA surveillance programs former contractor Edward Snowden allegedly leaked. But there is one point on which even the fiercest critics and staunchest defenders of national security communications surveillance seem to agree: more transparency from the U.S. government is required.

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Wed, 07/03/2013 - 17:04

GNI in Slate: Network Shutdowns Go Beyond Syria

On May 7 at 3 p.m., for the second time in six months, Syria’s connection to the global Internet was severed.

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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 09:35

International Herald Tribune Op-Ed: "Hands Off the Internet!"

A chorus of human rights groups, diplomats, companies and technologists has achieved something remarkable. They are shining a media spotlight on the most boring international conference you have never heard of: an obscure gathering of governments called the World Conference on International Telecommunications, or W.C.I.T.

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Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:32

Op-Ed: Responding to India’s Internet Clampdown

Last week, the Indian government missed an opportunity to show the world the right way to handle social media in a time of crisis.

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Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:31

Wall Street Journal Asia Op-Ed: "Thailand Stifles the Internet"

This op-ed by GNI Independent Chair Jermyn Brooks originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal Asia.

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Thu, 06/07/2012 (All day)

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