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​New Report Reveals the Economic Costs of Internet Shutdowns

Governments who disrupt the Internet could be shaving off 1.9 percent of their daily GDP. Read more for the full report. October 27, 2016|Issues, media release, network disruptions, reports|

The Global Network Initiative Releases Public Report on the 2015/16 Independent Assessments of Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo

GNI has released new recommendations for governments and tech companies to protect user rights when they address content alleged to be extremist or terrorist. July 7, 2016|media release, reports|

New GNI Report Offers Reforms to Manage Rising Number of International Law Enforcement Requests for User Data

A report released by GNI outlines key principles and specific reforms to drive a human rights-based approach to MLA reform for the twenty-first century. January 27, 2015|Issues, Jurisdictional Assertions & Limits, media release, reports|


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GNI Submits Comments to the European Commission’s Consultation on “Improving Cross-Border Access to Electronic Evidence in Criminal Matters”

GNI Submission - EC Cross-Border Evidence Consultation On Friday, October 27, GNI submitted comments to [...] October 30, 2017|Jurisdictional Assertions & Limits, media release, Publication|

The Consequences of Network Shutdowns and Service Disruptions: A One-page Guide for Policymakers

The Global Network Initiative today launched “Weighing the Impact of Network Shutdowns and Service Restrictions [...] July 18, 2017|Issues, media release, network disruptions, Publication|
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Responding to Online Extremism Without Harming Free Speech and Privacy

Tech companies and human rights experts offer collective recommendations to address online content that is allegedly extremist in nature. November 30, 2016|intermediary liability, Issues, media release, Publication|

Op-Eds and Commentary

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Getting Specific About Transparency, Privacy, and Free Expression Online

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. November 5, 2014|Issues, media release, op-eds, surveillance|
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GNI Responds to GCHQ in the Financial Times

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. November 5, 2014|Issues, media release, op-eds, surveillance|

Op-Ed: Privacy Since Snowden

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. June 18, 2014|Issues, media release, op-eds, surveillance|


GNI Joins Coalition Letter to Senate regarding Section 603 of Intelligence Authorization Act

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) joined human rights and civil liberties organizations and trade associations to convey its concerns with a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (S. 1705) in a coalition letter to Senate. August 4, 2015|Issues, Letter, media release, surveillance|

GNI Joins Coalition Letter on Surveillance Reform

The Global Network Initiative joined a coalition letter signed by members of Congress, former government officials, civil society organizations and companies to urge the Obama Administration to reform surveillance practices under Executive Order 12333. September 30, 2014|Issues, Letter, media release, surveillance|

Open Letter to UK Prime Minister on the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

We urge reconsideration of the fast-track timeline of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Bill to provide adequate opportunity for Parliamentary scrutiny and public debate. July 14, 2014|Issues, Jurisdictional Assertions & Limits, Letter, media release, surveillance|

Legal Frameworks

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.


PROVISION OF REAL-TIME LAWFUL INTERCEPTION ASSISTANCE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE The Code of Criminal Procedure [...] March 20, 2018|legal frameworks|

United Kingdom

PROVISION OF REAL-TIME INTERCEPTION ASSISTANCE REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT 2000 The Regulation of Investigatory [...] March 15, 2018|legal frameworks|


PROVISION OF REAL-TIME LAWFUL INTERCEPTION ASSISTANCE THE TURKISH CONSTITUTION Article 22 of the Turkish Constitution [...] March 15, 2018|legal frameworks|
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