Exploring Digital Sovereignty

The Internet is borderless by design. But is this very idea under threat?

More and more, governments are using the term “digital sovereignty” to justify policies and actions to control how the Internet works. They’re trying to impose geographic borders on the global Internet. How will this affect the Internet? What should we be saying and doing about it? We worked with our community to develop a position that we can share with the world and use to shape discussions about the future of the Internet.

Navigating Digital Sovereignty and its Impact on the Internet

We explored how digital sovereignty policies could affect the Internet’s technical development and evolution. Our output advances the global debate on this very important topic, and leads the way for further study on an emerging trend that could shape the future of the Internet.

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Strengthening the Internet 

By exploring how digital sovereignty can impact the Internet, we’re helping to make the Internet stronger with:

  • Looking at the ways digital sovereignty plays out in different regions of the world
  • Developing our position on digital sovereignty with our community
  • Providing a foundation for future analysis rooted in the Internet Way of Networking framework

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Tell Us How Digital Sovereignty Affects You or Your Work

Is digital sovereignty happening where you are? How do you think it will affect the Internet in your country? Send us your thoughts.

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Point Us to the Right Resources

Have you read a study or article about digital sovereignty lately? Share it with us.