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GNI Statement on President's Review Group Report on Surveillance 

GNI welcomes the public release of the report by the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, an important first step from the Obama administration toward communications surveillance reform. 

2013 Learning Forum in Brussels

In November 2013, GNI and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue held their first joint Learning Forum, an opportunity for technology companies, civil society organizations, academics, investors, government officials, and international organizations to share their perspectives on current challenges facing freedom of expression and privacy. 
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GNI Welcomes Company Principles on Global Government Surveillance Reform  

We applaud this effort, which shows that even when they are legally barred from disclosing government demands, companies can take action to press for reform.

Companies Should be Allowed to Disclose Government Requests

In Guardian Sustainable Business, GNI Board Chair Jermyn Brooks and Policy & Communications Director David Sullivan argue that allowing companies to report on national security requests is vital for a truly informed global debate. 


GNI Chair Jermyn Brooks spoke at the Open Government Partnership Summit on New Frontiers in Open Government. 
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Upcoming Publication  

The week of January 6, 2014, GNI will report on the independent assessment process for Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, including the first determination by GNI’s Board of the companies’ compliance with the GNI Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy. For more information, contact David Sullivan at GNI.  
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