What, if anything, should we do about extremist content on the Internet? What is the role of Internet companies in promoting digital free expression and privacy around the world? How should we manage data requests from law enforcement and intelligence agencies when countries have varying privacy protections and laws governing data?

The Global Network Initiative and Stanford Center for Internet and Society hosted an all-day Learning Event on Friday, December 2nd at Stanford Law School illustrating current topics in the free expression and digital privacy sphere.

In a series of panel and interactive discussions, we addressed the global response to extremist content and cross-border data movement.

In addition, a panel with representatives of internet and telecommunication companies assessed the new Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index with RDR Director Rebecca MacKinnon, and discussed companies’ policies and practices for free expression, privacy, and responding to growing requests from governments around the world to monitor and restrict content.