GNI was among the 31 civil society groups that successfully spoke out against section 603, which would have created a sweeping requirement for internet companies to report on their users. The Senate has reached an agreement to drop this provision. The letter signed by 31 civil liberty and trade associations is here.
Free Speech and Privacy Win as Section 603 of Intelligence Authorization Act Dropped
ABOUT THE GLOBAL NETWORK INITIATIVE
Launched in 2008, the Global Network Initiative occupies a unique place in the global conversation about freedom of expression and privacy in the Information and Communications Technology sector. The GNI is a multi-stakeholder forum that brings together companies, civil society (including human rights and press freedom groups), academics and investors from around the world to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy.
A full list of GNI members and observers can be found here.