Privacy & Surveillance

GNI Hosts 2016 Learning Forum at Georgetown University

GNI launched a new policy brief, "Extremist Content and the ICT Sector," and convened discussions on the imposition of government restrictions beyond borders.

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Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:13

GNI Joins Coalition Opposing Proposal to Bar Privacy and Civil Liberties Board From Considering the Rights of Non-U.S. Persons

The coalition, which consisted of civil society groups, companies, and trade associations, urges the U.S. Senate to oppose a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2017 (Act, S. 3017). Read more for the full letter.

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Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:43

GNI Hosts UK Parliament Event on Cross-Border Data Law Enforcement Requests

Speakers highlighted the problematic extraterritorial provisions of the UK Investigatory Powers Bill and the opportunity to build a human rights respecting international framework for data sharing.

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Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:21

GNI Briefs the U.S. Helsinki Commission on Internet Freedom

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, GNI Director of Policy and Learning Lisl Brunner presented to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) at a briefing titled “Internet Freedom in the Age of Dictators and Terrorists.”

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Fri, 03/04/2016 - 11:24

Free speech and privacy win as Section 603 of Intelligence Authorization Act dropped

GNI was among the 31 civil society groups that successfully spoke out against section 603, which would have created a sweeping requirement for internet companies to report on their users. The Senate has reached an agreement to drop this provision. The letter signed by 31 civil liberty and trade associations is here.

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Tue, 09/22/2015 - 14:13

Encryption and Human Rights Online

GNI welcomes the report to the Human Rights Council by David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of expression, on encryption, anonymity and digital communications.
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Mon, 06/15/2015 - 16:51

Global Network Initiative Applauds Passage of USA FREEDOM Act

The Global Network Initiative applauds the passage of the USA FREEDOM Act, a critical first step toward reforming surveillance practices that will help to protect freedom of expression and privacy rights.
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Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:53

GNI Joins Diverse Coalition to Call for Significant Surveillance Reforms

GNI has joined with a wide range of privacy and human rights advocates, technology companies, and trade associations to agree on key elements of U.S surveillance reform.
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Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:23

New GNI Report Offers Reforms to Manage Rising Number of International Law Enforcement Requests for User Data

A report released by GNI outlines key principles and specific reforms to drive a human rights-based approach to MLA reform for the twenty-first century.
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Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:45

2014 Learning Forum on Transparency and Human Rights in the Digital Age - California

On November 6, 2014, GNI and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue held the first of two 2014 Joint Learning Forum events in Sunnyvale, California.
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Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:00

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