GNI is deeply concerned by the government's statutory order that telecommunications operators block social media beginning Monday, December 19, when President Joseph Kabila’s second term of office ends.
At the State Department Internet Freedom Technology Showcase held in New York on Sept 26, 2015, Ambassador Power urged internet companies "to embrace the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, to join the Global Network Initiative."
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.
On September 14, GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg addressed the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee on the multi-stakeholder approach to best-practice regulation of incitement and violent extremism online. Click here for more information.
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) joined human rights and civil liberties organizations and trade associations to convey its concerns with a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (S. 1705) in a coalition letter to Senate.
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