Resource Library

Everyone should have access to an open and trusted Internet.
Read our reports, papers, and other documents for insight and vision on how we can get there.

Action Plan 2022

Our roadmap for tackling the threats and challenges for today’s Internet as we look to grow and strengthen it for future generations.

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Impact Report 2021

As the world is shifting, we need the Internet more than ever. Learn what the Internet Society is doing to help ensure no one is left behind.

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Internet Impact Briefs

Shorter reports that analyze how different policies or new technologies may affect what the Internet needs to exist and thrive.

Global Internet Report (GIR)

From trust to consolidation, access to sustainability, a deep look at the forces shaping our digital future.

Policy Briefs

Our perspective on critical Internet issues, including community networks, encryption, open Internet standards, Internet Exchange Points, and more.

Internet Impact Brief: Proposals to Regulate Content Moderation on Social Media Platforms in Brazil
Read how Brazilian Bill 3227/2021 may affect the Internet by impacting what it needs to thrive as an open, globally connected, secure, and trusted resource for all people involved ...
Internet Impact Brief: India CERT-In Cybersecurity Directions 2022
Read how the draft regulation may affect Internet development in India, and more broadly, the health of the global Internet ...
World Telecommunications Development Conference 2022 Background Paper
This document will help you understand the WTDC's role, its importance, and major opportunities of engagement ...
World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022 Issues Matrix
The matrix summarizes the proposed changes to Internet-related WTDC-17 resolutions (including new resolutions) ...
How To Protect the Internet from Becoming the Splinternet
The splinternet is the idea that the open, globally connected Internet we all use splinters into a collection of isolated networks controlled by governments or corporations ...
Internet Impact Brief: South Korea’s Interconnection Rules
Read how a series of enacted and proposed revisions of Telecommunications Business Act in South Korea affect further Internet development ...
Community Network Readiness Assessment Handbook
Find out if a community is ready to deploy and maintain a community network, and take steps to plan and build one ...
Quick Analysis – The Impact of Efforts to Disconnect Russia from the Internet
Read how some of the proposals and actions to disconnect Russia impact the global Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: Impact of Ukraine’s Requests to Block Russia’s Access to the Internet
Learn how politically motivated actions to prevent people from accessing the global Internet would cause significant harm to the open, globally connected, secure and trustworthy Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: How Refusing Russian Networks Will Impact the Internet
Read how actions to block networks from accessing the global Internet cause significant harm what the Internet needs to exist and thrive, and the ability of people to use it ...
Path to 2025
A strategy that advances our enduring vision: The Internet is for everyone ...
Internet Impact Brief: Bangladesh: Regulation for Digital, Social Media and OTT Platforms, 2021
Finds that the provisions outlined in the draft regulation could have serious repercussions on the usefulness of the Internet for Bangladesh and its people ...

Archives

ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2020 Issues Matrix

The chart available in the PDF version of the document summarizes the proposed changes to Internet related WTSA-16 resolutions (including new resolutions) in an effort to identify issues, areas ...

Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa
The Internet is a ‘network of networks’ made up of tens of thousands of networks that interconnect and route traffic efficiently between end points. While the interconnections and routing of ...
Fact Sheet: Does quantum computing put our digital security at risk?
A paper explaining how quantum computing and encryption are related ...
Info Guide: Virtual schooling: 11 ways to keep your child safe online
Take a look through our back-to-school checklist that aims to help you, as a parent or guardian, make sure your child stays safe while learning online ...
Policy Toolkit on IoT Security and Privacy
The Policy Toolkit on IoT Security and Privacy is a practical resource for policymakers and regulators to strengthen the security and privacy of IoT systems to protect individuals, businesses and ...
ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2020: Background Paper
This background paper is intended to provide the Internet Society community and interested parties with an outline of the objectives and key issues concerning the Internet to be addressed at ...
Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for the Arab States
As many Arab states continue to modernize and diversify their economies with a focus on digital services, trade and e-government, both the opportunities and threats of the Internet are amplified ...
The Road to Deployment: Network Time Security
The presentation by Karen ‘O’Donoghue at LACNIC 33 ...
Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns
An Internet shutdown can be defined as an “intentional disruption of Internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location often ...
Internet Society Position on Internet Shutdowns
The Internet Society believes Internet shutdowns harm societies, economies, and the global Internet infrastructure ...
A Multi-Stakeholder Model in ICT Policymaking
The multistakeholder model, an established approach for Internet governance, lends itself to ideal use in policymaking for the digital era--an environment that is increasingly made up of various actors that ...
Security Factsheet: Keeping Your Workplace Safe Online
For many of us the Internet is a staple in our day-to-day lives – especially at our jobs. But did you know that by simply connecting your device to WiFi ...

Organization Reports

On annual basis, we publish annual reports (an Action Plan and Impact Report), as well as financial reports, annual financial statements, and Form 990s.