In accordance with GNI’s Governance Charter, and following extensive deliberations and consultations, GNI is pleased to publish updates we have made to the GNI Principles for Freedom of Expression and Privacy and the Implementation Guidelines.
The workshop used breakout groups to facilitate detailed discussions of three topics pertaining to shutdowns: connections to elections and moments of political importance, economic impacts, and technical considerations. | December 10, 2016 | Network Shutdowns |
Governments who disrupt the Internet could be shaving off 1.9 percent of their daily GDP. Read more for the full report.
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.
Panel topics include combatting terrorism online, intermediary liability, online hate speech, and human rights based approaches to cybersecurity.
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.
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.
"By backing strong encryption, the White House can send a global message in support of the privacy and freedom of expression of all internet users," said GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg.
"Change.org is a powerful global force for social good, and we look forward to what we can accomplish together,” said GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg.
On September 14, GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg addressed the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee.