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 a time of escalating demands for online censorship and surveillance from governments around the world, these assessments demonstrate that when companies have rigorous systems and processes in place they can act to responsibly and effectively respect and protect user rights to privacy and freedom of expression," said Mark Stephens, CBE, GNI Independent Board Chair.
The coalition, which consisted of civil society groups, companies, and trade associations, urges the U.S. Senate to oppose a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2017 (Act, S. 3017). Read more for the full letter.
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