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.
GNI shared procedural and substantive analysis on the draft guidance for regulation UNESCO shared ahead of the upcoming "Internet for Trust" global conference.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.
We write to express our concerns regarding some of the elements of the bill that undermine its admirable data protection aims, which we believe could raise challenges for companies seeking to protect user privacy.
Request for Proposals: Research on Emerging Regulation on Corporate Human Rights Risk Assessment/Due Diligence
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) was established in 2008, bringing together information and communication technology (ICT) companies, civil society organizations, academics, and investors working to enhance respect for freedom of expression and privacy in the face of government pressures, restrictions, and demands. GNI’s […]
On September 21, 2022, the Ministry of Communications in India released the Draft Indian Telecom Bill, 2022 (“Draft Bill”). The Draft Bill followed a previous consultation paper from the Department of Telecommunications outlining the “Need for a new legal framework governing Telecommunication in […]
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is an international multistakeholder group of Internet and telecommunications companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), investors and academics, who have created a collaborative approach to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in the […]
GNI is seeking a consultant with significant experience in evaluating and reviewing human rights and advocacy programs for Civil Society Organizations especially those funded by US donors to undertake an independent evaluation of its five-year project, Sustaining Multi-stakeholder Networks for Internet Freedom (SuNI).
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) and Global Partners Digital (GPD) have launched a new guide to support civil society organisations in engaging with the tech sector around issues affecting human rights.
Engaging Tech Companies on Human Rights: A How-To Guide for Civil Society is structured in three […]