About GNI

The Global Network Initiative sets a global standard for responsible company decision-making to promote and advance freedom of expression and privacy rights across the technology ecosystem.

GNI is the leading multistakeholder forum for accountability, shared learning, and collective advocacy on government and company policies and practices at the intersection of technology and human rights.

Bringing together academics, civil society, companies, and investors, GNI’s multi-stakeholder governance, working methods, and membership serve as the foundation of our work. GNI implements its mission through four strategic pillars:

  • Providing a Framework for responsible business conduct based on international human rights standards;
  • Fostering Accountability for company members through a unique multistakeholder, independent assessment process;
  • Enabling shared Learning on key trends and emerging developments in the tech sector; &
  • Enabling Policy advocacy to promote human rights in the tech sector.


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