Latvian Internet Association (LIA) was founded in July 2000. LIA is a public organization that unites Latvian internet service providers (ISP) and other domestic and foreign ICT companies in Latvia. Currently LIA has 22 members, most of them leading communication companies.
The main LIA's tasks are to represent interests of LIA members, develop internet related legal provisions, express opinion about internet related social and legal issues, collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations and focus on development of national broadband.
LIA also coordinates Latvian Safer Internet Centre which aims to educate, inform and raise awareness in society about the safer use of internet and provide an opportunity to report breaches on the internet to Hotline via Drossinternets.lv website and Helpline 116111.
LIA has its own statutes, Executive Director and board. Executive Director and LIA Board are elected for one-year term in Annual General Meeting. The existing board was elected on June 8, 2018.
Ina Gudele, Internet and Digital Marketing Expert, previously was the Special Assignments Minister for Electronic Government Affairs of Latvia and later worked in private company consulting companies in the field of e-commerce. Currently she also works as a lecturer and program manager at the University of Business, Arts and Technology (RISEBA) specialised in e-commerce subjects and sharing her experience and knowledge with local and international students.
LIA Board consists of 6 members:
Ina Gudele / Celteh Ltd.
Vladislavs Gurmans / Latnet Serviss Ltd.
Mikus Ozols/ Telia Latvija Ltd.
Toms Meisītis/ Lattelecom Ltd.
Ingmārs Pūķis/ Latvijas Mobilais Telefons Ltd.
Andis Āriņš/ SPX Ltd.