Global Network Initiative

Status: 
ongoing
Period: 
March 2013 - present
Funding: 
in-kind
Funding organization: 

N/A

Person(s) in charge: 
Executive summary: 

Global Network Initiative (GNI) champions fundamental human rights online, with a focus on privacy and freedom of expression.

Background: 

GNI includes civil society and academic participants, but also investors and several major ICT companies (such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and Facebook). It aims to provide them with a standard framework to deal with fundamental rights online, ensuring accountability and enabling opportunities for policy engagement and shared learning across stakeholders. In March 2013, the Nexa Center for Internet & Society joined the Global Network Initiative as the first Italian participant.

Objectives: 

Nexa was welcomed in GNI as a critical source of interdisciplinary research, informed by expertise in technology, law, and economics, on Internet policy from a European perspective.

Results: 

During the reporting period, the Nexa Center participated in various periodic “learning calls” and initiatives of the Network.