GNI Welcomes Facebook’s Publication of its Human Rights Impact Assessment in Myanmar

GNI welcomes Facebook’s full publication of an independent report assessing the human rights impacts of the company in Myanmar, formerly Burma, where some estimated 20 million of the 50 million population are Facebook users.

Facebook commissioned Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a business network and consultancy […]

2019-01-13T15:31:53+00:00November 7, 2018|Categories: media releases, Publication|Tags: , , |

GNI Companies Again Top Ranking Digital Rights 2017 Corporate Accountability Index

"When companies work together with stakeholders to implement human rights commitments, it makes a difference. GNI and TID companies performed better than all other companies evaluated in the Index on indicators measuring the extent to which companies have institutionalized their corporate-level commitments to freedom of expression and privacy,” said Ranking Digital Rights Director Rebecca MacKinnon.

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.

GNI Expresses Concern Over the Arrest of a Facebook Executive in Brazil

Local staff working in many countries may be increasingly targeted for arrest or intimidation in cases where they are involved in the provision of encrypted services.

The GNI Expresses Concern over Suspension of Messaging Service in Brazil

A Brazilian court’s decision instituted a nationwide blocking of the WhatsApp messaging service on December 17. The GNI urges the Brazilian government to adhere to international human rights standards on free expression and privacy and to refrain from blocking access to communications platforms.

2019-01-13T21:19:55+00:00December 18, 2015|Categories: Issues, media releases, network disruptions, surveillance|Tags: , , , , , |
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