Net Companies Plan "Code" for Free Speech Online

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo and a group of human rights and public interest organizations plan to introduce a global code of conduct that they say will better protect online free speech and privacy against government intrusion. The principles are the starting point for a new effort, called the Global Network Initiative, which commits the companies to "avoid or minimize the impact of government restrictions on freedom of expression," according to a final draft of documents.

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