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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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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 ...
Policy Brief: Internet Governance
The term Internet governance refers to the processes that impact how the Internet is managed. The historic and future success of the Internet as an open and trusted platform for innovation ...
Policy Brief: Human Rights
Internet-related government policy, corporate decisions, and technical-development choices influence the extent to which the Internet supports or challenges fundamental human rights. Championing trust, open Internet principles, and dialog among stakeholders ...
The Internet, an Opportunity for Sustainable Development
The greatest challenge facing the world today is the need to achieve sustainable development – development that will bring economic and social progress to all without harming the future of ...
The Internet of Things (IoT): An Overview

On 15 October 2015 the Internet Society published this 50-page whitepaper providing an overview of the IoT and exploring related issues and challenges. You may download the complete document at ...

WSIS+10 Matrix
What are the positions of world governments on the 10 year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10)? As we prepare for the December 2015 high-level meetings at the United ...
IoT Comments to Draft Trust Framework
The following is a summary of public responses to the request for comments (RFC) for the draft IoT Trust Framework.  Note in addition to the submissions listed below, OTA has received ...
2016 Presidential Candidates Online Trust Audit
The report evaluates the privacy, security and consumer protection practices of the top presidential candidates’ websites ...
IoT Wearables – Deep Dive Into Device Security Practices

Guest Speaker:
Daniel Miessler
Director, IOActive

Contributing to a more trustworthy internet, helping to protect our data, businesses and critical infrastructure.

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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.