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

How could digital sovereignty policies affect the Internet’s technical development and evolution? Learn how governments are working to impose geographic borders on the open Internet—and how it might impact our ability to benefit from this life-changing technology.

Black and silver round ball

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

Get Involved 

Pillars of courtroom
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.

Books on the bookshelves and light blurbs hanging next to them
Point Us to the Right Resources

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