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Global Network Initiative announces 2-year collaboration with 8 telecoms firms on freedom of expression, privacy issues

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18 October 2013

Telecommunications Industry Dialogue

The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue is a group of telecommunications operators and vendors who jointly address freedom of expression and privacy rights in the telecommunications sector in the context of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The initiative was launched in March of 2013. [members: Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Millicom, NSN (part of Nokia), Orange, Telefonica, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Vodafone]

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1 October 2013

GNI and ID Joint Learning Forum

Author: Telecommunications Industry Dialogue

On 13 November 2013, the Global Network Initiative and the Industry Dialogue are hosting an event focusing on current challenges facing freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector in Brussels, Belgium.

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12 March 2013

Key Telecommunications Players Collaborate with the Global Network Initiative on Freedom of Expression and Privacy Rights

Author: Global Network Initiative

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is pleased to announce a two-year collaboration with a group of eight global companies that belong to the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy. By working together, GNI and the Industry Dialogue aim to advance freedom of expression and privacy rights in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector more effectively... The companies that are currently participating in the industry dialogue are: Alcatel-Lucent, France Telecom-Orange, Millicom, Nokia Siemens Networks, Telefonica, Telenor, TeliaSonera, and Vodafone.

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12 March 2013

Telco Industry Dialogue to collaborate with GNI on freedom of expression, privacy rights

Author: Access

Access (accessnow.org) welcomes the announcement of a new collaboration between the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy, and the Global Network Initiative. Beginning with a two-year trial, this collaboration holds the potential for meaningful engagement that yields more rights-respecting policies and actions in the telecoms sector...Access expresses concern, however, that three major companies, AT&T, BT and Tele2, which had been members of the Industry Dialogue, are not part of today’s announcement, and will be approaching the companies individually with regard to their next steps.

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