GNI issued a statement outlining a series of concerns regarding the impacts of the EU's sanctions on Russian broadcasters on freedom of expression. GNI recognizes the legitimate concerns about the Russian government's efforts to spread disinformation and propaganda regarding its unwarranted invasion of Ukraine, and the EU's right to respond to these threats. In sharing and publishing this statement, GNI seeks to highlight where the EU's current approach can be amended to ensure harms to freedom of expression are mitigated.
GNI is optimistic that the TTC can create spaces to more effectively address the complex issues in the technology sphere, and is eager to engage proactively and constructively with these governments and other relevant stakeholders, including through relevant TTC working groups.
GNI Welcomes LIBE Committee Amendments, Calls for Further Changes to the Proposed European Regulation on Preventing the Dissemination of Terrorist Content Online
Retaining amendments from the LIBE Committee, including the removal of problematic provisions on extra-legal referrals and proactive measures, is essential for human rights. But GNI remains concerned over one-hour timelines for removal and the role of non-judicial authorities in determining the legality of content.
GNI Submits Comments to the European Commission’s Consultation on “Improving Cross-Border Access to Electronic Evidence in Criminal Matters”
On Friday, October 27, GNI submitted comments to the European Commission’s consultation on “improving cross-border access to electronic evidence in criminal matters,” emphasizing the importance of rights-respecting legal procedures to the maintenance of the open, interoperable Internet. […]
In London on October 6, 2017, GNI convened a range of relevant stakeholders for “Addressing the Message and Protecting the Medium.” The closed roundtable discussion explored the impact of laws and policies addressing online extremism and hate speech, assessing the risks and opportunities for […]
The GNI is concerned that the French data protection authority ruling sets a disturbing precedent for the cause of an open and free Internet.
Last week's judgment by the European court of justice allowing anyone to demand that a search engine should remove unwanted information from its index – even if it is accurate, lawful, and publicly available elsewhere – is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.
GNU is deeply troubled by the risks to freedom of expression and access to information from the EU Right to Be Forgotten ruling.
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry project to develop guidance on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. We appreciate the opportunity to […]
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) has submitted comments to the European Commission on two recent consultations relevant to freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector.
Procedures for Notifying and Acting on Illegal Content Hosted by Online Intermediaries