Chris SheehyAs the practice of human rights due diligence takes root in the technology sector, how can companies keep pace with new risks to freedom of expression and privacy? Read GNI members' lessons learned from ten years of HRDD and thoughts on the road ahead in the 2019 learning forum event report.
Chris SheehyIn 2018, GNI celebrated its tenth anniversary and took important steps to protect and promote freedom of expression and privacy in the information and communications technology sector.
Chris SheehyAuthored by former policy fellow Jan Rydzak, the report presents a wealth of data relevant to both researchers and activists, including identifying over 100 instances of deliberate network disruption worldwide in 2017, and provides recommendations for all stakeholders to respond.
Chris SheehyGNI 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.
GNI Statement on Europe’s Proposed Regulation on Preventing the Dissemination of Terrorist Content OnlineAs drafted, the proposed European regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content could unintentionally harm users’ rights and undermine legitimate efforts to document and counter extremists’ online activity.
Rocio CamposGNI welcomes Facebook’s full publication of an independent report assessing the human rights impacts of [...]
Op-Eds and Commentary
Amid the contentious global debates about privacy and surveillance since the Snowden revelations, few proposed reforms have attracted more consensus than calls for greater transparency.
In reaction to the Financial Times op-ed by Richard Hannigan, Director of GCHQ, GNI Board Chair Mark Stephens wrote this letter to the editor, "Need to intrude must be demonstrated, not merely asserted" published November 5.
A year has passed since the American former intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden began revealing the massive scope of Internet surveillance by the US National Security Agency.
Chris SheehyGiven the potential ramifications for civil society, journalists, technology platforms, and global users, it is essential that the Christchurch Call is conducted in an open and inclusive manner. Substantively, GNI members underscore the importance of framing the call in international human rights language.
GNI Joins Broad Coalition Opposing US Department of Homeland Security Social Media Password Requirement ProposalThe US Government risks setting a dangerous global precedent as foreign governments implement similar password requirements at their borders.
GNI Joins Coalition Opposing Proposal to Bar Privacy and Civil Liberties Board From Considering the Rights of Non-U.S. PersonsThe coalition, which consisted of civil society groups, companies, and trade associations, urges the U.S. Senate to oppose a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2017 (Act, S. 3017). Read more for the full letter.
The GNI Country Legal Frameworks Resource (CLFR) is a detailed set of resources for academics, rights advocates, and others that explore the legal environment affecting freedom of expression and privacy in countries around the world.