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In 2014 and 2015, companies participating in the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue published reports on the legal frameworks surrounding government access to communications data and power to restrict content in 44 countries. This online resource highlights some of the challenges facing telecommunications companies that seek to respect freedom of expression and privacy in their global operations. Many countries lack a clear and transparent legal framework surrounding these powers, and governments may also require unrestricted direct access into companies’ infrastructure as a condition of operating in certain countries. The reports also reveal good practice with regard to clarity, oversight, and access to remedy. This panel will seek to explore some of the good practices reflected in these laws, ways in which telecommunications companies operate can comply with local laws while respecting international human rights standards, and ideas for next steps for the legal frameworks project.