In an op-ed published in The Guardian, GNI Board Chair Mark Stephens writes: "Last week's judgment by the European court of justice allowing anyone to demand that a search engine should remove unwanted information from its index â€“ even if it is accurate, lawful, and publicly available elsewhere â€“ is a dangerous step in the wrong direction."
The Global Network Initiative 2013 Annual Report charts the initiativeâ€™s progress protecting free expression and privacy in the ICT sector during the past year. Highlights include responding to the government surveillance crisis, engaging the telecommunications sector, advocating with governments in support of free expression and privacy rights, and completing the first cycle of independent assessments of our founding company members.
The Global Network Initiative is pleased to welcome our first Google Policy Fellow, James Losey. Currently a PhD candidate with the School of International Studies and the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden, James will be working with GNI on a variety of research and policy advocacy projects during the summer.