GNI statement on Türkiye’s continued push to regulate digital content and pressure intermediaries

GNI expresses deep concern about new laws targeting social media and private messaging services in Türkiye, adding to significant pressure on ICT intermediaries in the country at a sensitive political moment. We call on Turkish authorities to reconsider these amendments and allow greater debate and deliberation on its broader legal framework for content regulation.

2023-01-25T16:10:53+00:00January 24, 2023|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, legal frameworks, media releases|Tags: , |

GNI’s Comments on UNESCO’s “Guidance for Regulating Digital Platforms”

GNI shared procedural and substantive analysis on the draft guidance for regulation UNESCO shared ahead of the upcoming "Internet for Trust" global conference. GNI encourages UNESCO to slow down and scale back this initiative considerably in order to conduct the type of thorough, multistakeholder consultation that an effort of this import deserves, and which can lead to the kinds of durable, rights-enabling impacts that UNESCO envisions.

2023-01-30T17:45:05+00:00January 20, 2023|Categories: feature, issues highlight, legal frameworks, media releases|Tags: , , |

GNI Submission to UN Human Rights on the Practical Applications of UNGPs to ICT Companies

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes the opportunity to engage with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the practical application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to the activities of technology companies ahead […]

GNI Signs Joint Letter Concerning Australian Basic Online Safety Expectations (BOSE)

In November 2021, GNI signed onto a joint organization letter authored by DIGI and submitted to Australian officials in response to Australia’s proposed  Basic Online Safety Expectations (BOSE) Determination. The letter, which was co-signed by 11 organizations in Australia and […]

2022-02-07T15:35:31+00:00November 12, 2021|Categories: intermediary liability, Issues, legal frameworks, Letter|Tags: , , , |

Albania

PROVISION OF REAL-TIME LAWFUL INTERCEPTION ASSISTANCE

THE INTERCEPTION LAW

Article 22 of Law No. 9157, dated 4.12.2003 ‘On interception of electronic communications’, as amended (the Interception Law), provides that when the Albanian […]

2019-01-13T23:50:20+00:00October 6, 2018|Categories: legal frameworks|

Australia

PROVISION OF REAL-TIME LAWFUL INTERCEPTION ASSISTANCE

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT 1997

Carriers and carriage service providers (carriers), such as Vodafone, have legislative obligations under the Telecommunications Act 1997 (TA) to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies and national security agencies with the interception of individual customer communications […]

2019-01-13T17:25:58+00:00October 6, 2018|Categories: legal frameworks|

Bangladesh

PROVISION OF REAL-TIME LAWFUL INTERCEPTION ASSISTANCE

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Act, 2001 (the “BTRA”)

Section 35 BTRA requires every person establishing or operating a telecommunication […]

2019-01-13T18:00:56+00:00October 6, 2018|Categories: legal frameworks|

Belgium

PROVISION OF REAL-TIME LAWFUL INTERCEPTION ASSISTANCE

CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

The Code of Criminal Procedure makes it possible to impose measures with a view to intercepting a person’s communications following a warrant by the examining magistrate (juge d’instruction/ onderzoeksrechter). This warrant also needs to be […]

2019-01-13T23:52:38+00:00October 6, 2018|Categories: legal frameworks|

Bolivia

PROVISION OF REAL-TIME LAWFUL INTERCEPTION ASSISTANCE

PROVISIONS GUARANTEEING THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND INVIOLABILITY OF COMMUNICATIONS

(a) Articles 21 and 25 of the Bolivian Constitution of 2009

Article 21 of the Bolivian Constitution guarantees the right to privacy.

The first paragraph of Article 25 guarantees the secrecy […]

2019-01-14T01:35:03+00:00October 6, 2018|Categories: legal frameworks|
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