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[liberationtech] EFF Resigns from Global Network Initiative

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at
Tue Oct 15 13:16:53 PDT 2013

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 3:36 AM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe at> wrote:

> On 10/11/13 9:43 AM, LilBambi wrote:
> >
> > I hope others may also consider making the hard decision to join EFF
> > in leaving this group until they can be more effective. It is scary to
> > think that faith in a group of this nature can no longer be trusted
> > because of government meddling.
> Frankly, I hope the opposite (that this spurs deeper engagement between
> civil society and GNI members).

Hi - EFFer here.

I agree with Joseph.  We didn't leave so that others would follow, we left
because we could no longer in good faith cosign GNI statements when
companies can't be honest with us.

I would sincerely hope that our leaving puts the remaining NGO
representatives in a better position to push the companies harder.  GNI
membership offers quite a few benefits for many of the international (and
domestic) groups that take part, so the best outcome here would be for it
to become a stronger organization than it has been.


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