Global Network Initiative

Description In an effort to protect and advance the human rights of freedom of expression and privacy, a diverse coalition of leading information and communications companies, major human rights organizations, academics, investors and technology leaders today launched the Global Network Initiative.

From the Americas to Europe to the Middle East to Africa and Asia, companies in the information and communications industries face increasing government pressure to comply with domestic laws and policies that require censorship and disclosure of personal information in ways that conflict with internationally recognized human rights laws and standards.

The Initiative is founded upon new Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy—supported by specific implementation commitments and a framework for accountability and learning—that provide a systematic approach for companies, NGOs, investors, academics and others to work together in resisting efforts by governments that seek to enlist companies in acts of censorship and surveillance that violate international standards.
Related Person Susan Morgan, Executive Director
Website (link opens in a new window)

Focus: Business, Culture, Democracy, Ethics, Globalization, Human Rights, Technology, Global

Site Search

Global Research Engine

This search includes our Core Network partners.

Join Our Mailing Lists

The Journal