Concerns About Draft Content Regulation in Bangladesh: Submission to BTRC

GNI recently submitted comment on the draft digital platform regulation from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). GNI is concerned about the rushed process, including overlap with a similar proposal from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, as well as the risks to digital rights from the significant obligations in the draft regulation. GNI stands ready to engage with the BTRC in support of rights-respecting content regulation.

GNI Calls for Withdrawal of Draft Cybersecurity Law in Myanmar

GNI expresses serious concern about a recently proposed cybersecurity law in Myanmar, reaffirming and adding to concerns about a draft introduced by the military-led State Administrative Council last year. GNI calls on the authorities to revoke the legislation. Read more for ur analysis of the proposal.

GNI Letter and Analysis: Draft Digital Platform Regulation in Chile

A proposed draft bill to regulate digital platforms in Chile — built around the concept of "digital freedom of expression — is likely to undermine these very rights. We articulate these concerns in our letter to lawmakers in Chile and subsequent analysis.

2021-10-29T13:31:30+00:00October 27, 2021|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, Letter, media releases|Tags: , |

GNI Submission: Government of Canada’s Proposal for Addressing Harmful Content Online

Canada's leadership in supporting Internet freedom around the world could be undermined by the government’s recently proposed approach to content regulation. GNI expressed concerns about pressures to restrict content and facilitate access to user data in the current approach.

2021-09-27T14:21:23+00:00September 27, 2021|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases, surveillance|Tags: , |

Human Rights Due Diligence and the Digital Services Act — GNI and CDT Roundtable and Public Event

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.

GNI Letter and Analysis: Draft “Childhood Protection Law” in Colombia

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.

2021-11-30T02:21:19+00:00August 30, 2021|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, Letter, media releases|

Concerning Draft Decree in Brazil Threatens the Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

Given the significant constitutional, due process, human rights, and jurisdictional concerns that the draft presidential decree on freedom of expression and the Internet has generated, the undersigned organizations collectively call for it to be formally withdrawn.

2021-09-29T14:53:51+00:00August 2, 2021|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases|Tags: , |

GNI-Freedom House Workshop: Data Localization and Human Rights

Data localization mandates can impact a broad range of human rights, including privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of association, personal security, and non-discrimination. The workshop hosted by GNI and Freedom House explored the technical and legal dimensions of data localization requirements and featured company and non-company perspectives.

GNI Expresses Concerns About and Calls on Indonesia to Reconsider the ‘MR5’ Regulation

"MR5" regulation in Indonesia, for which implementation is currently postponed, features problematic elements similar to those we have highlighted in other recent digital regulations: broad, vague definitions of companies and content in scope, significant threats of penalties for noncompliance, including to required local company contacts, and exceptional powers to access company data — both metadata and content of communications — including a potential direct access arrangement.

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