Global Network Initiative

About Global Network Initiative

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) was created in 2008 to provide a platform to address the issue of protecting digital rights. It is a multi-stakeholder platform which consists of information and communications technology companies, human rights and press freedom organizations, academics and investors. The GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines provide an evolving framework for responsible company decision-making in support of freedom of expression and privacy rights. Every two to three years, GNI members take part in an independent assessment to determine their progress in implementing the GNI Principles.