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Addressing Digital Harms AND Protecting Human Rights — GNI Shares Recommendations for Policymakers

"Content Regulation and Human Rights: Analysis and Recommendations" uses human rights to analyze more than 20 recent, governmental initiatives that claim to address various forms of digital harm. The brief is the result of months of multistakeholder analysis by GNI’s diverse, expert membership, as well as six virtual consultations with government actors and other key stakeholders in Africa, the EU, India, Pakistan, and the UK.

GNI’s Submission to the Open Consultation on the EU Digital Services Act

The DSA is expected to transform the regulatory environment for tech companies and have wide-reaching impacts beyond the EU. In our response to a European Commission consultation, GNI shares important considerations for protecting digital rights in three areas: 1) Safety and Responsibility; 2) Liability Regime; and 3) Governance and Enforcement.

2020-09-29T17:14:47+00:00September 29, 2020|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases, Publication|

Event Report: Multistakeholder Roundtable on Content Regulation in the U.K.

GNI convened representatives from civil society, academia, the ICT industry, and the U.K. government to consider the Online Harms White Paper in the context of the human rights framework, with four discussion topics: codes of conduct, duty of care, remedy, and privacy. GNI previewed the content regulation policy brief to be launched in the coming weeks.

2020-09-23T13:30:08+00:00September 23, 2020|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, Publication, reports|Tags: , |

Op-Ed: Five Ways Telecommunications Companies Can Fight Internet Shutdowns

Digital rights advocates have sometimes seen companies as adversaries when they cooperate with orders to limit or shut off services. But new research demonstrates a set of practical steps companies caught between these competing pressures can take to uphold their responsibilities and work together with advocates to discourage government disruption orders.

2020-08-26T16:57:25+00:00August 26, 2020|Categories: feature, network disruptions, op-eds|

Event Report: Multistakeholder Roundtable on Digital Content Regulation in Pakistan

On 16 July 2020, GNI hosted a multistakeholder roundtable discussion with local experts and policymakers on digital content regulation in Pakistan. The discussion was informed by a forthcoming policy brief from GNI examining content regulation efforts worldwide with a human rights lens.

2020-08-19T03:29:49+00:00August 19, 2020|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight|Tags: , |

Event Report: Multistakeholder Roundtable on India’s Draft Intermediaries Guidelines Amendments

Representatives from civil society, academia, the legal community, ICT companies, and policymakers in India joined a roundtable discussion to examine the Draft Intermediaries Guidelines through the lens of international human rights law, framed by a forthcoming GNI policy brief on content regulation and human rights.

2020-08-13T22:24:07+00:00August 13, 2020|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, Publication, reports|Tags: , |
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