MEDIA CONTACT

Rocío Campos, Global Network Initiative Communications Manager
[email protected]
Phone: +1 202 793 3049

ABOUT GNI

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, academic institutions, and investors from around the world.

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NEWS & MEDIA RELEASES (in chronological order)

  • Annual Report 2020

GNI’s 2020 Annual Report is Out!

July 27, 2021|annual reports, feature, media releases|

In GNI’s 2020 Annual Report: Following the GNI Principles you will learn how we seized opportunities for dialogue with decision makers in favor of freedom of expression and privacy in the information and communications technology sector, the resources we developed to keep human rights at the forefront of our collective efforts, and the growing and increasingly diverse membership that makes GNI possible.

GNI-Freedom House Workshop: Data Localization and Human Rights

July 8, 2021|Issues, issues highlight, Jurisdictional Assertions & Limits, surveillance|

Data localization mandates can impact a broad range of human rights, including privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of association, personal security, and non-discrimination. The workshop hosted by GNI and Freedom House explored the technical and legal dimensions of data localization requirements and featured company and non-company perspectives.

GNI Comms Fellow Job Opportunity

July 7, 2021|feature, media releases|

GNI is looking for a Communications Fellow starting as early as July for a period of 15 to 18 weeks working 12 to 16 hours a week. Candidates with strong writing and editing skills, experience with working in a fast-paced international environment and on small, dynamic teams, and interest in human rights and/or technology policy are encouraged to apply!

GNI Expresses Concerns About and Calls on Indonesia to Reconsider the ‘MR5’ Regulation

June 11, 2021|feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases, surveillance|

"MR5" regulation in Indonesia, for which implementation is currently postponed, features problematic elements similar to those we have highlighted in other recent digital regulations: broad, vague definitions of companies and content in scope, significant threats of penalties for noncompliance, including to required local company contacts, and exceptional powers to access company data — both metadata and content of communications — including a potential direct access arrangement.