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GNI Expresses Concern About Proposed ‘Fake News’ Law in Brazil

Several provisions of the proposed "Law of Freedom, Responsibility, and Transparency on the Internet” in Brazil would be counterproductive to the stated intent of the bill and pose risks for freedom of expression and privacy. Brazil’s legislature should heed calls from international experts and civil society and take care to respect the rights enshrined in Marco Civil by rejecting the bill and engaging in meaningful and transparent multi-stakeholder consultation to find a truly rights-respecting way forward.

2020-07-01T20:38:44+00:00June 29, 2020|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, surveillance|Tags: , |

Content Regulation and Human Rights: Report on a GNI Multistakeholder Roundtable on the Digital Services Act

On June 4, 2020, GNI hosted a multistakeholder roundtable discussion to examine key provisions of the anticipated European Union Digital Services Act through the lens of international human rights law. Held under Chatham House Rule, the online event was attended by nearly 70 guests, including EU policymakers and experts from academia, civil society, and ICT companies. Read more in the event report.   

Event Summary and Video Recording: “The Rights Foundation: Building Human Rights into the DSA”

On 28 May, GNI brought together UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, and a set of experts from GNI’s multistakeholder membership to explore a human rights-based approach to content regulation in the context of EU Digital Services Act (DSA). Read the event recap or watch the video recording.

Increasing Transparency on Human Rights Due Diligence and Impact Assessments by GNI Company Members

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes efforts by companies to increase transparency around human rights due diligence (HRDD) and human rights impact assessments (HRIAs). As part of companies’ HRDD processes, the use of HRIAs assists companies in identifying, preventing, and mitigating human rights […]

2020-05-20T15:09:45+00:00May 15, 2020|Categories: feature, media releases|

GNI Statement on Network Disruptions in the Pandemic Context

The risks of government-mandated network disruptions for human rights, media freedom, economic activity and development, and security are more acute during the ongoing pandemic. To lessen the negative impacts of the novel coronavirus, ensure the public’s access to information, and facilitate the development and application of new, constructive, and inclusive solutions, it is important to understand how government-mandated network disruptions intentional degradation of access can undermine these goals.

2020-05-03T16:48:37+00:00May 3, 2020|Categories: feature, Issues, issues highlight, media releases, network disruptions|Tags: |

Tech and Telecom Companies Make Progress Implementing the Global Network Initiative’s Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy 

GNI completed its third cycle of independent company assessments and released the 2018/2019 public assessment report of 11 member companies. The report shares points of progress and areas for future shared learning of how companies integrate the GNI Principles into their business operations, ways to enhance and expand training efforts inside companies, and developing tools and guidance on topics such as human rights due diligence and impact assessment.

2020-05-14T17:20:42+00:00April 22, 2020|Categories: feature, media releases|

IPANDETEC Joins GNI

“GNI welcomes IPANDETEC’s expertise monitoring and analyzing Internet policies and legislation with a focus on gender, cybersecurity, and data protection,” said GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg.

2020-04-25T22:10:10+00:00April 19, 2020|Categories: feature, media releases, New Members|
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