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.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL NETWORK INITIATIVE
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) was launched in 2008. Our mission is to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy rights in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector by setting a global standard for responsible decision making and serving as a multistakeholder voice in the face of government restrictions and demands. GNI members include ICT companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), academics and academic institutions, and investors from around the world. See the full list of GNI members and observers.