The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is pleased to announce that LINE Corporation is now a GNI member after participating as an observer for one year since April 15, 2019. With this membership, LINE becomes the first Asian company to join other leading information communications and technology companies and more than 50 academic, civil society and investor members globally in advocating GNI policy priorities to protect data privacy and freedom of expression.

As a responsible provider of Internet services, LINE places utmost importance in protecting its users’ data and pursuing the best possible security policies. LINE’s rigorous internal data security practices are reviewed and improved on a continuous basis, ensuring a peace of mind for its users everywhere in the world.

“After the one-year observer status, LINE is confident that GNI’s Principles match our corporate philosophy,” said LINE Corporation CEO Takeshi Idezawa. “LINE wants to continue participating in the network’s activities and establish mutually beneficial relationships with other GNI constituencies through leveraging LINE’s extensive experience in the Asian region.”

LINE Corporation is a mobile messaging platform company based in Japan offering a wide range of services including instant messaging and video call services, financial services, entertainment, and more. LINE serves 166 million users in its core markets including Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand along with global offices in China, Colombia, Hong Kong, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, the United States, and Vietnam.

“We are very excited to welcome our first company headquartered in Asia to join the GNI’s company constituency and support our global efforts to protect and promote freedom of expression and privacy rights in the ICT sector,” said GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg.

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