MEDIA CONTACT

Rocio Campos, Global Network Initiative Communications Manager
rcampos@globalnetworkinitiative.org
Phone: +1 202 793 3053

HOW TO DESCRIBE THE GLOBAL NETWORK INITIATIVE

Launched in 2008, the Global Network Initiative (www.globalnetworkinitiative.org) occupies a unique place in the global conversation about freedom of expression and privacy in the Information and Communications Technology Sector. The GNI’s multistakeholder approach works to bring together information and communications technology 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, facilitate shared learning and collaborative problem solving, and promote coordinated advocacy. For a list of our network members, click here.

NEWS & MEDIA RELEASES (in chronological order)

GNI Welcomes LIBE Committee Amendments, Calls for Further Changes to the Proposed European Regulation on Preventing the Dissemination of Terrorist Content Online

April 16, 2019|feature, intermediary liability, issues highlight, media releases|

Retaining amendments from the LIBE Committee, including the removal of problematic provisions on extra-legal referrals and proactive measures, is essential for human rights. But GNI remains concerned over one-hour timelines for removal and the role of non-judicial authorities in determining the legality of content.

GNI Expresses Concern About the Freedom of Expression and Privacy Implications of Australia’s “Sharing of Violent Abhorrent Material” Bill

April 5, 2019|feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases|

At a time when states around the world are considering various approaches to regulating Internet content, GNI is concerned that the government of Australia’s efforts to rush through the "Sharing of Violent Abhorrent Material" Bill could have significant negative impacts on freedom of expression and privacy for Internet users in Australia and beyond.

GNI Welcomes New Accredited Assessors

March 14, 2019|feature, media releases|

“We are pleased with our extended pool of 12 assessors. Identifying assessors with the optimal qualifications to successfully conduct assessments of member companies is essential to the credibility of GNI’s assessment process,” said Judith Lichtenberg, GNI Executive Director.

Understanding the Human Rights Risks Associated with Internet Referral Units

February 25, 2019|feature, intermediary liability, issues highlight, media releases|

A review of Europe’s Internet Referral Units shows the need for greater transparency, remedy, and accountability. The proposal in the draft EU terrorist content regulation to expand government take-down referrals to companies poses similar, if not greater, risks for users' freedom of expression and privacy.

GNI Submission on Draft Amendments to Intermediary Guidelines in India

January 31, 2019|feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, Publication|

GNI is concerned the amendments, as drafted, would place significant pressure on a wide range of ICT companies to monitor Indian users’ activities, remove content, and hand over data in ways that could unnecessarily and inappropriately impact users’ freedom of expression and privacy.
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