PROTECTING AND ADVANCING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
AND PRIVACY IN THE ICT SECTOR
In GNI’s 2020 Annual Report: Following the GNI Principles you will learn how we seized opportunities for dialogue with decision makers in favor of freedom of expression and privacy in the information and communications technology sector, the resources we developed to keep human rights at the forefront of our collective efforts, and the growing and increasingly diverse membership that makes GNI possible.
GNI helps companies respect freedom of expression and privacy rights when faced with government pressure to hand over user data, remove content, or restrict communications.
We are a growing alliance of Internet and telecom-munications companies, human rights and press freedom groups, investors, and academic institutions from around the world.
From advancing accountability to advocating for laws and policies that protect free expression and privacy rights worldwide, our members are working together to get results.
CDT Europe and GNI are pleased to share two reports from a recent closed-door expert roundtable and a public event looking at human rights due diligence in the tech policy sector and the DSA. Watch the public discussion or read the reports from both events.
The protection of the rights of children and adolescents are important and admirable aims, which GNI fully supports. However, as drafted, the proposed "childhood protection law" poses significant risks for freedom of expression and privacy, reflecting a rushed process, and including vague definitions, broad enforcement authorities for the executive, and significant obligations for intermediaries, including content filters.