Op-Ed: Only the Powerful Will Benefit from the “Right to Be Forgotten”

Last week's judgment by the European court of justice allowing anyone to demand that a search engine should remove unwanted information from its index – even if it is accurate, lawful, and publicly available elsewhere – is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.

Op-Ed: Tech Companies Should be Allowed to Disclose Government Requests

This piece by GNI Independent Chair Jermyn Brooks and Policy & Communications Director David Sullivan originally appeared at Guardian Sustainable Business:

The disclosure of secret documents detailing massive government surveillance programs has triggered an outcry around the globe. The bulk collection of US call records and […]

2019-01-13T23:20:42+00:00November 13, 2013|Categories: Issues, media releases, op-eds, surveillance|Tags: , |

ThinkProgress: How To Bring More Transparency To U.S. Surveillance Programs

This piece by GNI Policy and Communications Director David Sullivan originally appeared on ThinkProgress:

There is no shortage of divergent views about the once secret NSA surveillance programs former contractor Edward Snowden allegedly leaked. But there is […]

2019-01-13T23:43:21+00:00July 3, 2013|Categories: Issues, media releases, op-eds, surveillance|Tags: , , |

GNI in Slate: Network Shutdowns Go Beyond Syria

This piece by David Sullivan originally appeared on Slate’s Future Tense blog: 

On May 7 at 3 p.m., for the second time in six months, Syria’s connection to the global Internet was severed. Web traffic in and out of Syria dropped to zero, according to several monitoring […]

International Herald Tribune Op-Ed: “Hands Off the Internet!”

This op-ed by GNI Independent Chair Jermyn Brooks originally appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Global Edition of the New York Times, on December 6, 2012.

A chorus of human rights groups, diplomats, companies and technologists has achieved something remarkable. They are shining a media spotlight […]

2019-02-12T15:56:30+00:00December 6, 2012|Categories: media releases, op-eds|Tags: , , |

Jermyn Brooks: Business and Human Rights in the Digital Era

GNI Independent Chair Jermyn Brooks has authored a contribution to the Internet & Society Co:llaboratory Discussion Paper on Human Rights and Internet Governance. The article responds to a proposition by Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize. 

New technologies have played a catalytic role in […]

2019-01-13T23:46:37+00:00November 21, 2012|Categories: media releases, op-eds, Resources|Tags: , , |
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