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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.
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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.

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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.
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Thu, 09/19/2013 - 09:47

The Global Network Initiative Joins Internet Companies & Advocates to Demand More Transparency Around Government Surveillance

The Global Network Initiative has joined a coalition of technology companies and advocates for free speech and privacy rights to deliver a letter to the US government demanding greater transparency around national security-related surveillance of Internet and telephone communications.

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Thu, 07/18/2013 - 09:01

The Global Network Initiative Welcomes U.S. and Canadian Actions to Enable Access to Communications Technologies in Iran

The Global Network Initiative commends recent actions by the U.S. and Canadian governments to ensure that sanctions do not prevent Iranian citizens from using information and communication technologies to communicate securely.

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Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:52

The Open Internet After Dubai: Strengths and Vulnerabilities, Opportunities and Threats

This past week in Dubai, governments from around the world attempted to use an international telecommunications treaty to increase government control over the Internet in ways harmful to online free expression and privacy.

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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 08:45

GNI Hosts Online Debate on the UK Communications Data Bill

Susan Morgan hosts a Google Big Tent Hangout discussing the UK draft Communications Data Bill.

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Mon, 12/17/2012 - 16:49

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