The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is pleased to announce that after participating as an observer from 2015-2016, Change.org will become a company member. Change.org will join leading information and communications technology (ICT) companies and more than 50 academic, civil society, and investor members from around the world to advocate for shared GNI policy priorities.
“Change.org is an open platform for everyone to campaign about the issues that matter to them. GNI’s work to protect the privacy and free expression rights of technology users internationally is directly aligned with the openness of Change.org,” said Change.org’s Head of Policy Kerry Kent.
As company members, Change.org will work closely with GNI’s multistakeholder membership to advance GNI’s policy priorities around the world, including through participating in issue-specific committees, drafting and supporting policy position papers, and other advocacy efforts.
“Change.org’s experience as a user-generated petitions platform with operations in different countries will significantly contribute to our ongoing efforts to better understand data protection and privacy laws around the world,” said GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg.