Understanding the Human Rights Risks Associated with Internet Referral Units

A review of Europe’s Internet Referral Units shows the need for greater transparency, remedy, and accountability. The proposal in the draft EU terrorist content regulation to expand government take-down referrals to companies poses similar, if not greater, risks for users' freedom of expression and privacy.

2019-02-25T14:32:35+00:00February 25, 2019|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, issues highlight, media releases|

“The Multistakeholder Global Network Initiative: Watch the Story Unfold” by Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg

With the tenth-anniversary video as a visual guide, GNI's executive director reflects on ten years of multistakeholder collaboration for freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector.

GNI Welcomes Facebook’s Publication of its Human Rights Impact Assessment in Myanmar

GNI welcomes Facebook’s full publication of an independent report assessing the human rights impacts of the company in Myanmar, formerly Burma, where some estimated 20 million of the 50 million population are Facebook users.

Facebook commissioned Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a business network and consultancy […]

2019-01-13T15:31:53+00:00November 7, 2018|Categories: media releases, Publication|Tags: , , |

New World Borders: How Governments Assert Authority Across Borders in the Internet Age

Although the transfer of data across jurisdictions is a fundamental byproduct of the global, interoperable Internet, it can also put pressures on legal systems designed for the pre-Internet age. For the 2018 Learning Forum, "New World Borders." GNI joined with ASIL and OTI at New America to explore pressing questions related to jurisdiction and human rights online.

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