GNI Provides Input to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Privacy in the Digital Age
The Global Network Initiative welcomed the opportunity to provide input for the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights challenges related to the right to privacy in the digital age. GNI has been a strong supporter of the Office of the High Commissioner’s efforts to set principles and standards with regard to the promotion and protection of the right to privacy that are grounded on international human rights laws. In its submission, GNI outlined the relevant provisions of the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines that address privacy and suggested they may serve as models for the “principles, standards and best practices” that the Office of the High Commissioner is seeking to develop. The submission also points to the GNI Country Legal Frameworks Resource as a source for insights into the legal regimes that impact ICT companies’ efforts to protect the privacy rights of their users.