The Global Network Initiative (GNI) urges the U.S. Senate to address serious shortcomings in the version of the USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361) passed by the House. The bill that passed the House, despite making important progress, contains provisions that could codify continuing the collection of mass amounts of user data. GNI welcomed the introduction of the USA FREEDOM Act in the House and Senate last year. We urge the Senate to improve upon this version, so as to end bulk collection, protect user privacy rights around the world, and continue to increase the transparency of government surveillance practices.
GNI Urges U.S. Senate to Lead on Surveillance Reform
ABOUT THE GLOBAL NETWORK INITIATIVE
Launched in 2008, the Global Network Initiative occupies a unique place in the global conversation about freedom of expression and privacy in the Information and Communications Technology sector. The GNI is a multi-stakeholder forum that brings together companies, civil society (including human rights and press freedom groups), academics and investors from around the world to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy.
A full list of GNI members and observers can be found here.