Why We’re Leaving the Global Network Initiative

Why We’re Leaving the Global Network Initiative

This week, the Global Network Initiative (GNI) announced that seven telecom companies have joined its ranks as observers according to terms approved at GNI’s December board meeting. Given our serious concerns about the terms of the agreement to admit the telecom companies, as well as GNI’s overall direction at this time, we are regretfully withdrawing our participation in the initiative. 

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Center co-chaired project sheds light on government data requests to companies

Center co-chaired project sheds light on government data requests to companies

Over the last 5 years we’ve seen an upward trend of tech companies issuing transparency reports. But they are just one element in a much bigger debate about how tech companies and governments interact—and how user privacy and expression can be at risk. A project co-chaired by the Center issued a report last Monday on how to improve transparency overall as a form of accountability in this process.

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Center launches project to research privacy rights online

Center launches project to research privacy rights online

As sensitive data are shared among an increasing number of parties, technology has outpaced laws and policies governing privacy and profiling. To address this gap, the Center kicked off a new project to help to map the linkages between the consumer, companies supplying or publishing ads, and the data collectors, brokers, and analytics firms in between.

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