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 SheehyTech companies and human rights experts offer collective recommendations to address online content that is allegedly extremist in nature.
Barbara DourleyGovernments who disrupt the Internet could be shaving off 1.9 percent of their daily GDP. Read more for the full report.
Rocio CamposGNI welcomes Facebook’s full publication of an independent report assessing the human rights impacts of [...]
Chris SheehyFounding GNI members, and experts on business, human rights, and technology reflect on GNI’s first ten years advancing freedom of expression and privacy online. Follow medium.com/global-network-initiative-collection for more!
GNI Provides Feedback on European Commission’s Proposal on Requests to Access Electronic Evidence Across BordersGNI recognizes that the Commission's proposal on requests to access electronic evidence across borders may expedite legitimate law enforcement investigations, but implementation also raises potential risks for users' rights. Read our recommendations
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Barbara DourleyAmid the contentious global debates about privacy and surveillance since the Snowden revelations, few proposed reforms have attracted more consensus than calls for greater transparency.
GNI Joins Call for U.S. Senate to Swiftly Consider Nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board31 organizations sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to consider the final two PCLOB nominees as quickly as possible. PCLOB has not been able to perform its critical duties in reviewing U.S. federal counterterrorism programs and ensuring they provide adequate safeguards for privacy and civil liberties for over 19 months.
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.
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