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.
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.
GNI is pleased to announce that Zoom Video Communications has become a company observer member. The San Jose, California-based company, provides internationally accessible video-first communications and content-sharing services.
The Indian digital rights organization Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) has joined GNI’s civil society constituency. IFF advocates for the protection of fundamental rights and deepened digital liberties as society becomes increasingly reliant on technology.
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of expression and the Internet has generated, the undersigned organizations collectively call for it to be formally withdrawn.
In GNI’s 2020 Annual Report: Following the GNI Principles you will learn how we seized opportunities for dialogue with decision makers in favor of freedom of expression and privacy in the information and communications technology sector, the resources we developed to keep human rights at the forefront of our collective efforts, and the growing and increasingly diverse membership that makes GNI possible.
GNI has benefitted from Dr. Radsch's valuable contributions to GNI over the years and we are delighted that she will continue to support our work now as an independent academic expert.
GNI welcomes Unwanted Witness as a member of the GNI civil society constituency. Based in Uganda, Unwanted Witness was established in 2012 to advocate for a free, open, and inclusive Internet that contributes to the realization of human rights and good governance.
GNI is looking for a Communications Fellow starting as early as July for a period of 15 to 18 weeks working 12 to 16 hours a week. Candidates with strong writing and editing skills, experience with working in a fast-paced international environment and on small, dynamic teams, and interest in human rights and/or technology policy are encouraged to apply!
The Programme on Democracy and Technology from the Oxford Internet Institute Joins GNI’s Academic Constituency
GNI welcomes the Programme on Democracy and Technology from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford as a member of the GNI academic constituency.