NEW DELHI AND WASHINGTON, DC—The Global Network Initiative and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) are working together to explain how India’s Internet and technology laws are holding back economic innovation and freedom of expression. Through an interactive slideshow created by Newsbound, GNI and IAMAI explain the impact of current laws and regulations for Internet users and businesses in India.

“India has a dynamic ICT sector, and hundreds of millions of users on the verge of gaining Internet access, but it’s laws and regulations pose significant challenges to delivering on this potential,” said GNI Executive Director Susan Morgan. The slideshow provides crucial background on how provisions in the Information Technology Act and its regulations have stood in the way of the economic benefits India could achieve through the Internet.

About GNI 

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is a multi-stakeholder group of companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), investors, and academics dedicated to protecting and advancing freedom of expression and privacy in the Information and Communication (ICT) sector. To learn more, visit


The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a young and vibrant association with ambitions of representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in India. It was established in 2004 by the leading online publishers, but in the last 10 years has come to effectively address the challenges facing the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, ecommerce and mobile & digital payments among others.

Ten years after its establishment, the association is still the only professional industry body representing the online and mobile VAS industry in India. The association is registered under the Societies Act and is a recognized charity in Maharashtra. With a membership of 160 plus Indian and MNC companies, offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.