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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 2024

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

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2023 Year in Review

The Year in Review shows the steps we took in 2023 to ensure the Internet is for everyone. Learn about the positive difference we made for the Internet.

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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.

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Global Internet Report (GIR)

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

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Policy Briefs

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

Connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa

This report investigates the developments of broadband infrastructure and Internet connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa until 2021 ...

How Bill S-210 Puts Canadians’ Security and Privacy at Risk by Harming the Internet

Canadian Bill S-210 includes requirements that could disrupt essential functions of the Internet and ultimately harm Canadians’ security and privacy ...

Global Digital Compact: Zero Draft Matrix

The Internet Society has analyzed the Global Digital Compact Zero Draft with the aim of supporting efforts to identify areas of concern and opportunity, and proposals that may impact ...

2030 Strategy

The Internet Society’s 2030 Strategy embodies our mission: the Internet is a resource to enrich people’s lives and a force for good in society ...

2024 West Africa Submarine Cable Outage Report

Learn about the West Africa submarine cable outage, and its impact on Internet connectivity in 13 countries ...

Internet Impact Brief: Nepal’s Proposed National Internet Gateway

Learn about the implications of Nepal’s National Internet Gateway proposal on Internet access and security ...

Client-Side Scanning

Read about the Internet Society's recommendations to European Parliament proposed regulation on preventing and combating child sexual abuse ...

Civil Society Experts Voice Concern as New EU Digital Identity Regulation Finalized

Read the analysis and recommendations developed by the Internet Society, Center for Democracy and Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Epicenter.works regarding new EU Digital Identity Regulation ...

How to Talk to Your Manager About Memory Safety

Learn about memory safety, memory-safe languages, common bugs and vulnerabilities, and the reasons for memory safe language adoption and use ...

How the Chippewas of Nawash are Bridging the Digital Divide

Sparrow McLeod, a Youth Worker Assistant in Neyaashiinigmiing, dropped out of high school because the lack of Internet connectivity deeply affected her studies after the pandemic.

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Internet Fragmentation: An Explainer

Internet fragmentation affects all of us. Learn how policies and proposals around the world put the open Internet at risk ...

Internet Society’s Submission to the European Commission’s Exploratory Consultation on “The future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure”

We provided feedback in response to the European Commission’s exploratory consultation on the “The future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure” ...

Archives

IETF 119 Policy Roundtable

On 18 April 2024, the Internet Society in collaboration with the IAB held a roundtable with policy makers and selected IETF leadership ...

IETF 118 Policy Roundtable

On Monday, 6 November 2023, the Internet Society organized an invite-only roundtable for policymakers and selected IETF leadership.   ...

How to Talk to Your Manager About Memory Safety

Learn about memory safety, memory-safe languages, common bugs and vulnerabilities, and the reasons for memory safe language adoption and use ...

Encrypted DNS Factsheet

The domain name system (DNS) makes the Internet easier for humans to navigate as well as for services online to be highly resilient ...

ITU Plenipotentiary 2022 Summary Issues – Matrix

We have analyzed proposals to the ITU Plenipotentiary 2022 (PP22) conference that may impact the future development of the Internet ...

Background Paper on ITU Plenipotentiary 2022

Read about the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 and our perspectives on some of the main issues which may be discussed ...

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: Quantum Physics and Computing

A paper explaining how quantum computing and encryption are related ...

Virtual Schooling

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 ...

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.