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)

GNI Submission: Government of Canada’s Proposal for Addressing Harmful Content Online

September 27, 2021|feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases, surveillance|

Canada's leadership in supporting Internet freedom around the world could be undermined by the government’s recently proposed approach to content regulation. GNI expressed concerns about pressures to restrict content and facilitate access to user data in the current approach.

Human Rights Due Diligence and the Digital Services Act — GNI and CDT Roundtable and Public Event

September 15, 2021|feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases, Multimedia, Publication|

CDT Europe and GNI are pleased to share two reports from a recent closed-door expert roundtable and a public event looking at human rights due diligence in the tech policy sector and the DSA. Watch the public discussion or read the reports from both events.

GNI Letter and Analysis: Draft “Childhood Protection Law” in Colombia

August 30, 2021|feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, Letter, media releases|

The protection of the rights of children and adolescents are important and admirable aims, which GNI fully supports. However, as drafted, the proposed "childhood protection law" poses significant risks for freedom of expression and privacy, reflecting a rushed process, and including vague definitions, broad enforcement authorities for the executive, and significant obligations for intermediaries, including content filters.

Concerning Draft Decree in Brazil Threatens the Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

August 2, 2021|feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases|

Given the significant constitutional, due process, human rights, and jurisdictional concerns that the draft presidential decree on freedom of expression and the Internet has generated, the undersigned organizations collectively call for it to be formally withdrawn.
  • 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.