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.

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IoT Trust Framework Overview – Congressional Staff Briefing
Working Group Goals:
  1. Focus on connected home & wearable technologies.
  2. Provide guidance to help reduce vulnerabilities and adopt responsible privacy and data practices.
  3. Drive the adoption of best practices; ...
Kyrgyz Internet Environment Assessment
The objective of this report is to contribute to the Internet development efforts in the Kyrgyz Republic by providing an analysis of the current Internet environment, and by proposing recommendations ...
Discussion Paper: The Mobile App Divide
The Internet Society Discussion Paper Series is intended, as the name suggests, to stimulate discussion around a topical issue of importance to meeting the Internet Society goals. In style, it ...
Best Practices: Retail Point of Sale Name Acquisition

Email continues to be a rich and vibrant channel to connect with consumers, provide news, and distribute promotional offers – all while building and enhancing loyalty with the retailers that ...

Policy Brief: Botnets
Botnets are a complex and continuously evolving challenge to user confidence and security on the Internet. Combating botnets requires cross-border and multidisciplinary collaboration, innovative technical approaches, and the widespread deployment ...
Policy Brief: The Challenge of Spam
The proliferation of spam email presents a harmful, costly, and evolving threat to Internet users. Governments can help reduce the impact of spam by deterring offenders via effective laws and ...
Policy Brief: Privacy
Privacy helps reinforce user trust of online services, yet online privacy is under constant pressure of being undermined. Promoting strong, technologyneutral data-privacy laws, privacy-by-design principles, and ethical data-collection and handling ...
Policy Brief: Open Internet Standards
Open Internet standards are a foundation of the Internet, allowing anyone to set up a new online service and make it available to the rest of the Internet without requiring ...
Policy Brief: Network Neutrality
Network neutrality is a complex and controversial topic and is an important part of a free and open Internet. Enabling access, choice, and transparency of Internet offerings empowers users to ...
Policy Brief: Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
Internet exchange points (IXPs) can improve Internet quality and affordability in local communities. IXPs help strengthen local Internet connectivity, develop local Internet industry, improve competitiveness, and serve as a hub ...
Policy Brief: Local Content
Creation of and access to relevant local online content in developing countries is an important driver for the adoption and growth of the Internet in those regions. Well-functioning local connectivity, ...
Policy Brief: Internet Interconnection
The success of the Internet depends on reliable, efficient, and cost-effective interconnections among networks. Governments need to create policy and regulatory environments that remove artificial barriers and foster flexibility in ...

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.