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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.

Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 6 Report

  • Selected Tham in Jharkhand and Narayanpet in Telangana to implement this Smart Village Programme.
  • Established a Digital Smart Village Resource Centre in each location with broadband connection. These centres ...

Global Internet Report 2016

The Global Internet Report 2016 explores the topic of data breaches and offers solutions to help secure the data ecosystem ...

Policy Brief: Internet Invariants

As the Internet becomes an increasingly more pervasive and critical piece of infrastructure, we need to understand both the network’s challenges and opportunities if we want it to continue to ...

A policy framework for enabling Internet access

This policy framework provides recommendations policymakers can use to flexibly create their own Internet-enabling environment ...

The Internet Society Survey on Policy Issues in Asia-Pacific 2016

An initiative of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Regional Bureau, the Internet Society Survey on Policy Issues in Asia-Pacific is an annual, cross-sectional study of the attitudes of Internet stakeholders toward topical ...

Promoting Content In Africa

The vision of the Internet Society is that the Internet is for everyone, everywhere, and to help achieve this aim we have conducted a number of studies of barriers to ...

Policy Brief: Encryption

Encryption technologies enable Internet users to protect the confidentiality of their data and communications from unwanted observation and intrusion ...

Wireless for Communities in Nepal: Status Report – May 2016

The W4C programme in Nepal was launched in the aftermath of the Gorkha Earthquake in April 2015, in partnership with the Nepal Wireless Networking Project, an initiative of Mahabir Pun, awardee of the ...

Report: IGF 2015 Workshop – Law enforcement in a world of pervasive encryption

Report by: Nicolas Seidler, with input from Jairus Pryor IGF 2015 Brazil, Joao Pessoa (November 2015) Organiser: The Internet Society Moderator: Nicolas Seidler, Policy advisor, the Internet Society Speakers:

Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) Program Committee Governance Structure

This document details the governance framework determining how the Program Committee for the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (referred to as “PC”) will be structured and regulated. It consists of ...


2015 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide

The threat level has never been higher for any organization. As recent headlines attest, no company, organization or government agency is immune to targeted attacks by persistent, skilled adversaries. Their ...

Internet Governance – Why the Multistakeholder Approach Works

The multistakeholder governance framework is informed by three components: a) opened-ended unleashed innovation (infrastructure), b) decentralized governance institutions (governance) and, c) open and inclusive processes (human) ...

Policy Brief: Adoption of IPv6

The IPv6 protocol standard is critical for supporting the Internet’s continued development. Network operators, content providers, software and hardware developers, and enterprises, among others, need to implement IPv6 in order ...

Testimony of Sally Wentworth before U.S. House about IANA Transition

On Thursday, May 17, 2016, Internet Society VP of Global Policy Development Sally Shipman Wentworth will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and ...

2016 IRS eFile Audit

46% of IRS Free e-file Sites Receive Failing Grades ...

2016 Online Trust Audit Methodology Announced

Seattle, Washington - The Online Trust Alliance announced today the methodology for the forthcoming 2016 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll. This marks the eighth consecutive year ...

Smart Homes and the Internet of Things

Issue Brief from Atlantic Council and I Am The Cavalry

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next step in the evolution of wireless networks, Big data, and connected devices, ...

Diffusing the IoT Time Bomb: Security and Privacy Trust Code of Conduct


Craig Spiezle
Executive Director & President
Online Trust Alliance
@otalliance  @craigspi


Harvey Anderson 
General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer
AVG Technologies @AVGFree

Paul Plofchan
VP, Government & Regulatory Affairs,

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.