Over a dozen years ago, a group of academic experts, ICT companies, human rights and press freedom groups, and responsible investors recognized the need to collectively protect digital rights in the face of increasing pressures to comply with legal requirements for censorship and disclosure of personal information.
These conversations culminated with the launch of the GNI Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy (“the Principles”) in October 2008. The Principles are a framework for multistakeholder collaboration to resist governments that seek to enlist companies in acts that violate international law.
To commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the launch of the Principles, we launched “10 Years, 10 Insights,” where ten authors, including founding members and critical actors in the global digital rights space, reflect on this milestone for freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector.
Celebrate the first 10 years of GNI and follow the GNI Blog!
GNI: A Journey of Trust and Making Common Cause by founding GNI Board member Michael Samway
Why Joining GNI is Part of Paradigm Initiative’s Success Story by Paradigm Initiative Executive Director ‘Gbenga Sesan