Statements

Internet Society Statement on Potential Destabilization of the Internet in Africa
Statements 3 August 2021

Internet Society Statement on Potential Destabilization of the Internet in Africa

The Internet Society is closely following the current situation of the African Network Information Center (AFRINIC). We are concerned that any interruption...

Internet Society: UK Online Public Safety Bill is trying to legislate the impossible – a safe Internet without strong encryption
Statements 12 May 2021

Internet Society: UK Online Public Safety Bill is trying to legislate the impossible – a safe Internet without strong encryption

In the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021, the UK Government said it wants to “harness the benefits of...

Internet Society Statement regarding the Indian Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021
Statements 1 March 2021

Internet Society Statement regarding the Indian Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021

The new requirements in the the Indian Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021...

Internet Society Files Brief Arguing U.S. WeChat Ban Would Damage Internet, Harm Users
Statements 7 December 2020

Internet Society Files Brief Arguing U.S. WeChat Ban Would Damage Internet, Harm Users

On Friday 4 December 2020, the Internet Society, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy & Technology...

Internet Society Warns against Any Potential Repeal of U.S. Intermediary Liability Protections
Statements 3 December 2020

Internet Society Warns against Any Potential Repeal of U.S. Intermediary Liability Protections

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230) is the pivotal provision of law in the...

Internet Society: Russia’s Proposal Would Weaken the Internet, Make It Less Secure
Statements 23 September 2020

Internet Society: Russia’s Proposal Would Weaken the Internet, Make It Less Secure

Media reports that proposed Russian legislation would ban certain kinds of encrypted Internet connections are part of a worrying...

Internet Society: U.S. Administration ban of TikTok and WeChat is a direct attack on the Internet
Statements 18 September 2020

Internet Society: U.S. Administration ban of TikTok and WeChat is a direct attack on the Internet

The U.S. Administration’s move to ban TikTok and WeChat for U.S. app stores is a direct attack on the...

Internet Society: Blocking TLS 1.3 in China Makes the Internet Less Secure
Statements 14 August 2020

Internet Society: Blocking TLS 1.3 in China Makes the Internet Less Secure

We are concerned about recent media reports that the government of China is blocking certain kinds of encrypted web...

Internet Society Statement on U.S. Clean Network Program
Statements 7 August 2020

Internet Society Statement on U.S. Clean Network Program

We are very disappointed. The United States, the country that funded the early development of the Internet, is now...

Internet Society Response To SaveDotOrg Letter
Statements 26 June 2020

Internet Society Response To SaveDotOrg Letter

Thank you for your letter, which we have read with interest. We appreciate the depth of commitment that so...

Internet Society Announces Appointment of Heather West to Board of Trustees for Interim Term
Statements 26 May 2020

Internet Society Announces Appointment of Heather West to Board of Trustees for Interim Term

Reston, VA – 26th May, 2020  – The Internet Society today announced that Heather West will be appointed to...

Internet Society Encourages “Swift and Thorough” ICANN Response to Pending Inquiry Regarding Change of Control of Public Interest Registry
Statements 4 February 2020

Internet Society Encourages “Swift and Thorough” ICANN Response to Pending Inquiry Regarding Change of Control of Public Interest Registry

The Internet Society works to promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of...

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