MEDIA CONTACT

Rocío Campos, Global Network Initiative Communications Manager
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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-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.

Defining Direct Access: GNI calls for greater transparency and dialogue around mandatory, unmediated government access to data

June 3, 2021|feature, Issues, issues highlight, surveillance|

This web page calls attention to legal and technical arrangements that allow government authorities to access data streams directly – that is, without having to request data from, or even notify, the service providers that collect and/or transmit the data. Read more for the full GNI statement, "defining direct access", plus a one-page visual explainer and related resources.

Privacy and Artificial Intelligence: GNI Input to UN Human Rights Thematic Report

May 28, 2021|intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases, surveillance|

GNI welcomes this opportunity to provide input to UN Human Rights on the preparation of the thematic report on artificial intelligence and the right to privacy. In our submission, we outline risks and opportunities for human rights, recommended safeguards, and legal and regulatory considerations to ensure the increasing adoption of AI technologies contributes to the promotion and protection of the right to privacy.

Hiperderecho Joins GNI’s Civil Society Constituency

May 15, 2021|feature, media releases, New Members|

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is pleased to announce that the Peruvian digital rights organization Hiperderecho has joined GNI’s civil society constituency. “We work to improve public knowledge and understanding of the social implications of technology’s role in everyday life. We develop research projects under a human rights and social [...]