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.
Argentina's draft law on the responsibility of Internet intermediaries would serve as an important benchmark regionally and globally, facilitating innovation & investment and fostering Freedom of Expression online. GNI encourages the Chamber of Deputies to pass it into law as drafted.
2017 was a year of notable achievements and strategic growth for GNI. Learn more in our annual report, "Reinforcing a Global Standard."
GNI’s multistakeholder membership is pleased to welcome CIPESA's legal and policy expertise and convening power to advance Internet freedom in Africa.
April 20, 2017 – AMSTERDAM/BRUSSELS/LONDON/WASHINGTON DC – The Global Network Initiative is deeply concerned by the “Draft Law to Improve Law Enforcement in Social Networks” (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz) approved by the German cabinet on April 5.
GNI is mindful of the complex challenges that governments and companies face […]
The Global Network Initiative is deeply concerned that LinkedIn has been blocked in Russia. The blocking order from the Russian regulator was put into effect today.
GNU is deeply troubled by the risks to freedom of expression and access to information from the EU Right to Be Forgotten ruling.
On the 28th of July, the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations approved a new “General Comment” of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, giving clear guidance on the legitimate restrictions on freedom of expression that states can make.
The Global […]
In responding to the removal, censorship and blocking of online publishing services – home to increasingly popular user generated content such as blogs, videos and photos – the Global Network Initiative stated today that its participating companies will continue to take steps to minimize the […]