Letters

GNI Writes to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Privacy in the Digital Age

February 24, 2014|Issues, Letter, media releases, surveillance|

GNI Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Feb 2014 The Global Network Initiative has written to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the occasion of an expert seminar on the right to privacy in the digital age organized by the Permanent Missions of Austria, Brazil, Germany, Liechtenstein, Mexico, [...]

Civil Society Groups and Tech Companies Call for Surveillance Reform

November 21, 2013|Issues, Letter, media releases, surveillance|

The Global Network Initiative joined a broad coalition of civil society groups, trade associations, companies and investors, signing an open letter to Congressional leadership calling on Congress to reform U.S. intelligence surveillance practices. “Recent disclosures regarding intelligence surveillance activity raise important concerns about the privacy and security of communications. This surveillance has already [...]

GNI Writes to the Governments in the Freedom Online Coalition

September 19, 2013|Issues, Letter, media releases, surveillance|

The Global Network Initiative has written to the governments in the Freedom Online Coalition, asking them to report on the requests they make for electronic communications surveillance and to make it legally possible for companies to report regularly to the public on the government requests that they receive from law [...]

The Global Network Initiative Joins Internet Companies & Advocates to Demand More Transparency Around Government Surveillance

July 18, 2013|Issues, Letter, media releases, surveillance|

We Need to Know - Transparency Letter The Global Network Initiative has joined a coalition of technology companies and advocates for free speech and privacy rights to deliver a letter to the US government demanding greater transparency around national security-related surveillance of Internet and telephone communications. Organized by GNI member the Center for [...]

Open Letter on Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Property and H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act

November 15, 2011|Letter, media releases|

On 15 November 2011, GNI wrote to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives about freedom of expression, intellectual property and H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act. The text of the letter is below. Dear Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Conyers, The Global Network Initiative [...]