As companies respond to government requests that can impact freedom of expression and privacy, the GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines can steer the ICT sector. Read more for the full submission.
GNI Director of Communications Kath Cummins called on governments to recognize the challenges shutdowns pose for economic development, rather than viewing shutdowns solely through a security lens.
Global Network Initiative and Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Joint Statement on Network and Service Shutdowns
The Global Network Initiative and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue are deeply concerned by the increasing number of government orders to shut down or restrict access to communication networks and related services around the world.
At the State Department Internet Freedom Technology Showcase held in New York on Sept 26, 2015, Ambassador Power urged internet companies "to embrace the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, to join the Global Network Initiative."
GNI has published a short document setting out key questions and considerations to inform the debate on the role of ICT companies in removing alleged terrorist or extremist content online.