Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Senate hearing on global Internet freedom



This morning, senators will take up an issue of critical importance to Google and Internet users all around the world: how best to fight censorship and advance global online free expression. More than 40 countries now censor online content in one way or another, forcing Google to confront challenges every day on an issue that is very important to us and our users.

At a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law, led by Senator Dick Durbin, our Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong will outline the challenges Google faces and make recommendations for government action. She will also address the role that the Global Network Initiative, which Google helped found, is playing in giving a voice to those that are silenced.

The hearing will be live cast at 10 am ET and Nicole's testimony is available here.

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