To prevent United States businesses from cooperating with repressive governments in transforming the Internet into a tool of censorship and surveillance, to fulfill the responsibility of the United States Government to promote freedom of expression on the Internet, to restore public confidence in the integrity of United States businesses, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Global Online Freedom Act of 2011''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Findings. Sec. 3. Definitions. Sec. 4. Severability. TITLE I--PROMOTION OF GLOBAL INTERNET FREEDOM
Sec. 101. Statement of policy. Sec. 102. Sense of Congress. Sec. 103. Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Sec. 104. Annual designation of Internet-restricting countries; report. Sec. 105. Report on trade-related issues or disputes due to government censorship or disruption of the Internet. TITLE II--CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO PROTECT ONLINE FREEDOM
Sec. 201. Disclosure of blocking and surveillance by Internet communications services companies. TITLE III--EXPORT CONTROLS ON CERTAIN TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
Sec. 301. Export controls on certain telecommunications equipment.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress makes the following findings: (1) The political and economic benefits of the Internet are important to advancing democracy and freedom throughout the world, but the potential benefits of this transformative technology are under attack by authoritarian governments; (2) A number...