Global Network Initiative promete acabar com os ataques à liberdade de expressão online

Depois de tantos ataques à privacidade e liberdade de expressão online, será a Global Network Initiative capaz de trazer acalmia ao "mar bravo bigbrothresco" que grassa por este ciberespaço fora? Eles pensam - e eu espero - que sim:

In an effort to protect and advance the human rights of freedom of expression and privacy, a diverse coalition of leading information and communications companies, major human rights organizations, academics, investors and technology leaders today launched the Global Network Initiative.

From the Americas to Europe to the Middle East to Africa and Asia, companies in the information and communications industries face increasing government pressure to comply with domestic laws and policies that require censorship and disclosure of personal information in ways that conflict with internationally recognized human rights laws and standards.

The Initiative is founded upon new Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy – supported by specific implementation commitments and a framework for accountability and learning – that provide a systematic approach for companies, NGOs, investors, academics and others to work together in resisting efforts by governments that seek to enlist companies in acts of censorship and surveillance that violate international standards.

Da Global Network Initiative fazem parte, por exemplo, a Human Rights Watch, Yahoo! (estou surpreendido), Microsoft (novamente surpreendido), Google (e mais uma vez) e Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Para mais informações sobre a Global Network Initiative, visitem o seu site e leiam este post do Michael Zimmer.