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The Global Network Initiative welcomes new participant the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Turin’s Polytechnic University in Italy. “We’re pleased to welcome GNI’s first participant from Italy, “says GNI Executive Director Susan Morgan. “The Nexa Center is a critical source of interdisciplinary research, informed by expertise in technology, law, and economics, on Internet policy from a European perspective.”
On behalf of the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Professors Juan Carlos De Martin and Marco Ricolfi said: "We are delighted to join GNI and contribute to advance the cause of human freedom on the Internet through an informed dialogue among a plurality of stakeholders. The Nexa center will bring its experience of participation in the public debate, both at the Italian and European level, on issues such as data protection, freedom of expression, transparency and corporate social responsibility."
Founded in November 2006, the Nexa Research Center for Internet and Society is an independent research center, focusing on quantitative and interdisciplinary analysis of the force of the Internet and of its impact on society.
Colin Maclay, GNI Board Member and Managing Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University said: "Since its founding, the NEXA Center's leadership by example—within Italy and across Europe—has proven the power of thoughtfully blending rigorous interdisciplinary research with sustained public engagement. Their collaborative approach to taking on many of the most pressing policy issues of our time is especially timely given GNI's increasing engagement with European companies, and I am simply thrilled to have them aboard.”