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Global Network Initiative Statement on Internet Shutdown in Egypt

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is deeply concerned that the people of Egypt have been denied access to Internet and telecommunications services. This almost unprecedented step has enormous implications for human rights.

The GNI acknowledges the difficult situation faced by companies that provide Internet and telecommunications services. We urge companies to take action to protect freedom of expression and privacy, and preserve a free and open Internet. We urge the Egyptian government to respect its international human rights commitments.

Date: 
Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:12

GNI Names First Independent Chair

GNI is pleased to announce the appointment of Jermyn Brooks as its first Independent Chair, effective immediately.

As Independent Chair, Mr. Brooks will have responsibility for the governance of GNI's Board and will be a leading advocate and spokesperson for GNI in senior company and governmental discussions.

Date: 
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 15:00

Statement on WikiLeaks and the Implications for Companies

Recent decisions by some technology companies to restrict access to or sever ties with WikiLeaks highlight the difficulties companies face when governments attempt to restrict controversial information.

The Global Network Initiative does not take a position on WikiLeaks decision to publish these materials or on their content, but is concerned about the implications for freedom of expression and privacy online.

Date: 
Thu, 12/16/2010 - 16:00

Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Takeways from Oct 28 call

On October 28th, the GNI held the third call as part of our “Emerging Issues” learning series, which is focused on highlighting, exploring, and deepening our understanding and responses to emerging online free expression and privacy issues.

Date: 
Thu, 11/11/2010 - 16:00

OECD Intermediary Liability Workshop

In June 2010 the Executive Director of GNI attended a workshop held by the OECD on intermediary liability. See GNI's statement on the issue here.

Date: 
Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:00

GNI Convenes Stakeholders on Account Deactivation and Human Rights Issues

On 16th April 2010 the GNI held a conference call attended by over 30 company and human rights organization representatives to discuss the human rights impacts of account deactivation and content removal. As one outcome of this call, the GNI is establishing a network of companies and human rights organizations dedicated to sharing best practices, communicating potential incidents of concern and reducing the impact of account deactivation and content removal on human rights.

Date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010 - 17:00

GNI Seeks Independent Chair of the Board of Directors

The GNI is seeking an Independent Chair of the Board of Directors to work with the GNI Board and Executive Director and serve as one of the leaders, ambassadors, advocates and communicators for a new multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the human rights of freedom of expression and privacy in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

Date: 
Mon, 05/10/2010 - 17:00

GNI Invites Broad Range of ICT Companies to Implementation Dialogue

The GNI is seeing a rapidly growing interest in how the GNI’s Principles and Implementation Guidelines can be adapted for other segments of the ICT industry. In response, the GNI has issued a new invitation to a wide selection of ICT companies inviting them to participate in the next meeting of the GNI Implementation Dialogue.

Date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010 - 14:00

Reflecting on Google in Italy (and beyond): Implications for Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression in the Internet Age

The Italian court decision to hold three Google executives criminally liable for privacy violations raises important questions for human rights and for the technology industry. Privacy and freedom of expression are fundamental rights. How to best to align policies that protect both these rights is an issue that warrants broad consideration.

Date: 
Wed, 03/10/2010 - 15:00

Global Network Initiative Announces New Executive Director

The GNI is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Morgan as its first Executive Director. As Executive Director, Ms. Morgan will be responsible for continuing to make GNI a leading voice in defending and promoting freedom of expression and privacy in the information and communications technology industry worldwide.

Date: 
Mon, 03/08/2010 - 15:00

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