New Limits on US Government “Gag Orders” Will Advance the Rights of Global Technology Users

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes the decision by the United States Department of Justice to issue new guidelines that allow companies to be more transparent about government demands to access user data.

If implemented, this binding guidance will be an important advancement for […]

2019-01-13T22:03:28+00:00October 25, 2017|Categories: Issues, media releases, surveillance|

GNI Provides Input to UN Special Rapporteur’s Study on Telcos and the Internet Access Sector

As companies respond to government requests that can impact freedom of expression and privacy, the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines can steer the ICT sector. Read more for the full submission.

GNI Joins Coalition Opposing Proposal to Bar Privacy and Civil Liberties Board From Considering the Rights of Non-U.S. Persons

The coalition, which consisted of civil society groups, companies, and trade associations, urges the U.S. Senate to oppose a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2017 (Act, S. 3017). Read more for the full letter.

GNI Briefs the U.S. Helsinki Commission on Internet Freedom

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, GNI Director of Policy and Learning Lisl Brunner presented to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) at a briefing titled “Internet Freedom in the Age of Dictators and Terrorists.”

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