GNI is thrilled to announce that BT plc has joined GNI after participating as an observer during the past year. BT agrees to adhere to the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines, which provide a framework for responding to government requests and restrictions in a manner that protects and advances freedom of expression and privacy.
2017 was a year of notable achievements and strategic growth for GNI. Learn more in our annual report, "Reinforcing a Global Standard."
GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg said, “ISF’s experience engaging with companies, governments, and civil society alike, at both the international and local levels, has proven them a key actor for global digital rights.”
GNI’s multistakeholder membership is pleased to welcome CIPESA's legal and policy expertise and convening power to advance Internet freedom in Africa.
GNI Welcomes Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression to the Human Rights Council
Special Rapporteur David Kaye issued a report to the Human Rights Council on the regulation of user-generated content online. GNI submitted input to this report, and the recommendations for companies included elements of the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines.
Authored by former policy fellow Jan Rydzak, the report presents a wealth of data relevant to both researchers and activists, including identifying over 100 instances of deliberate network disruption worldwide in 2017, and provides recommendations for all stakeholders to respond.
From 16-18 May representatives from GNI’s academic, civil society, company, and investor members will join over 2,000 others from the global digital rights community for RightsCon 2018.
GNI staff are leading discussions on the nature and impacts of network disruptions and […]
GNI outlined the relevant provisions of the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines that address privacy and suggested they may serve as models for the “principles, standards and best practices” that the Office of the High Commissioner is seeking to develop.
GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg said, “There is no doubt that SFLC.in’s demonstrated policy expertise and engagement on digital rights challenges in India will enhance GNI's efforts to protect freedom of expression and privacy rights in India and around the world."