“The Rights Foundation,” Launching the GNI Blog Series on Content Regulation and Human Rights

An introduction to the GNI blog series examining government efforts to address online harms around the world. Written by members and close collaborators, the series will provide practical guidance to those seeking to regulate content while upholding human rights.

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 one […]

2020-06-25T14:16:31+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 […]

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