Policy

Extremist Content and the ICT Sector - Launching a GNI Policy Dialogue

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.
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Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:50

GNI Joins Coalition Letter on Surveillance Reform

The Global Network Initiative joined a coalition letter signed by members of Congress, former government officials, civil society organizations and companies to urge the Obama Administration to reform surveillance practices under Executive Order 12333. 

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Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:25

GNI Urges U.S. Senate to Lead on Surveillance Reform

GNI urges the U.S. Senate to address serious shortcomings in the version of the USA FREEDOM Act passed by the House.
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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:23

Turkish Internet Legislation Threatens Free Expression and Privacy Rights

The Global Network Initiative is greatly concerned by legislation under consideration in Turkey that if passed, would loosen already troubling standards for blocking of online content and require Internet service providers (ISPs) to retain information about users' online activity.
Date: 
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:45

Surveillance Reforms to Protect Rights and Restore Trust

The Global Network Initiative urges President Obama and the U.S. Congress to enact reforms to U.S. national security surveillance laws, policies and practices that would ensure a rights-based approach to national security and help to restore trust in the Internet for users around the world.

Date: 
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:01

GNI Welcomes Internet Company Principles on Global Government Surveillance Reform

The Global Network Initiative welcomes the principles on Global Government Surveillance Reform launched today by a group of technology companies including GNI member companies Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and observer company LinkedIn.

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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:57

Civil Society Groups and Tech Companies Call for Surveillance Reform

The Global Network Initiative joined a broad coalition of civil society groups, trade associations, companies and investors, signing an open letter to Congressional leadership calling on Congress to reform U.S. intelligence surveillance practices. 

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Thu, 11/21/2013 - 09:09

GNI Applauds Tech Company Letter on Surveillance Reforms

GNI applauds the letter sent by technology companies to U.S. Senate leaders urging transparency and reforms to government surveillance practices.
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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 09:36

GNI Writes to the 21 Governments in the Freedom Online Coalition

The Global Network Initiative has written to the 21 governments in the Freedom Online Coalition, asking them to report on the requests they make for electronic communications surveillance and to make it legally possible for companies to report regularly to the public on the government requests that they receive from law enforcement as well as national security authorities.
Date: 
Thu, 09/19/2013 - 09:47

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