In accordance with GNI’s Governance Charter, and following extensive deliberations and consultations, GNI is pleased to publish updates we have made to the GNI Principles for Freedom of Expression and Privacy and the Implementation Guidelines.
The Global Network Initiative and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue are deeply concerned by the increasing number of government orders to shut down or restrict access to communication networks and related services around the world.
"At a time of escalating demands for online censorship and surveillance from governments around the world, these assessments demonstrate that when companies have rigorous systems and processes in place they can act to responsibly and effectively respect and protect user rights to privacy and freedom of expression," said Mark Stephens, CBE, GNI Independent Board Chair.
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