GNI Provides Input for UN Report on “Content Regulation in the Digital Age”

GNI Submission for SR Report on Content Regulation

Today the Global Network Initiative submitted input to the UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, for his report on content regulation in the digital age. The report will be presented to the […]

New Limits on US Government “Gag Orders” Will Advance the Rights of Global Technology Users

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes the decision by the United States Department of Justice to issue new guidelines that allow companies to be more transparent about government demands to access user data.

If implemented, this binding guidance will be an important advancement for […]

2019-01-13T22:03:28+00:00October 25, 2017|Categories: Issues, media releases, surveillance|

GNI Hosts Closed Roundtable in London on Intermediary Liability

In London on October 6, 2017, GNI convened a range of relevant stakeholders for “Addressing the Message and Protecting the Medium.” The closed roundtable discussion explored the impact of laws and policies addressing online extremism and hate speech, assessing the risks and opportunities for […]

GNI Statement on the Global De-listing Case Referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union

The Global Network Initiative notes the decision by the French courts to refer the global internet search de-listing case to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

” This important case raises complex issues related to internationally protected rights to freedom of expression and […]

GNI Co-Hosts Network Disruptions Learning Call with Freedom Online Coalition and Access Now

On 27 June, the Global Network Initiative Now co-hosted a learning call on government-sponsored intentional network disruptions alongside the Freedom Online Coalition and AccessNow.

GNI sought feedback on our one-page brief“Weighing the Impact of Network Shutdowns and Service Restrictions,” to be launched next week. […]

2019-01-19T22:57:12+00:00July 7, 2017|Categories: Issues, media releases, network disruptions|

Proposed German Legislation Threatens Free Expression Around the World

April 20, 2017 – AMSTERDAM/BRUSSELS/LONDON/WASHINGTON DC – The Global Network Initiative is deeply concerned by the “Draft Law to Improve Law Enforcement in Social Networks” (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz) approved by the German cabinet on April 5.

GNI is mindful of the complex challenges that governments and companies face […]

2019-01-13T15:52:18+00:00April 20, 2017|Categories: intermediary liability, Issues, media releases|Tags: , , , |

GNI Welcomes Freedom Online Coalition Joint Statement on State-Sponsored Network Disruptions

The Global Network Initiative welcomes the Joint Statement and accompanying Good Practices for Governments on State-Sponsored Network Disruptions issued by the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC).

In its statement, the partnership of 30 governments working to advance internet freedom “expresses deep concern over the growing […]

2019-02-12T15:31:48+00:00April 5, 2017|Categories: Issues, media releases, network disruptions|

GNI Welcomes Freedom Online Coalition Joint Statement on State-Sponsored Network Disruptions

The Global Network Initiative welcomes the Joint Statement and accompanying Good Practices for Governments on State-Sponsored Network Disruptions issued by the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC).

In its statement, the partnership of 30 governments working to advance internet freedom “expresses deep concern over the growing trend of intentional state-sponsored disruptions of access to […]

2019-02-12T15:31:49+00:00April 5, 2017|Categories: Issues, media releases, network disruptions|
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