New World Borders: How Governments Assert Authority Across Borders in the Internet Age

Although the transfer of data across jurisdictions is a fundamental byproduct of the global, interoperable Internet, it can also put pressures on legal systems designed for the pre-Internet age. For the 2018 Learning Forum, "New World Borders." GNI joined with ASIL and OTI at New America to explore pressing questions related to jurisdiction and human rights online.

Experts Share International Perspectives on the CLOUD Act at Capitol Hill Event

On 18 September, GNI convened a group of experts to discuss how possible partner countries measure against the criteria the U.S. CLOUD Act sets out for bilateral agreements for evidence sharing, how Congress can help ensure the agreements protect human rights, and how the law may impact Internet governance globally.

GNI Hosts UK Parliament Event on Cross-Border Data Law Enforcement Requests

Speakers highlighted the problematic extraterritorial provisions of the UK Investigatory Powers Bill and the opportunity to build a human rights-respecting international framework for data sharing.

Shutdowns and Intimidation Ahead of the 5th Anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising

The Global Network Initiative is concerned about the shutdown of communications platforms, and the intimidation of citizens and journalists for using social media.

GNI Meets with UK officials to discuss new “Snoopers’ Charter” bill and mutual legal assistance reform

GNI met with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, and the Cabinet Office to express concerns about the impact the Investigatory Powers Bill will have internationally on privacy and free expression rights.

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.

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.