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.

COVID-19 Impact on Internet Performance
This report holistically examines the state of Internet infrastructure, performance, network resilience and discusses insights on how to strengthen Internet performance in Afghanistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka ...
White Paper: Considerations for Mandating Open Interfaces
People all around the world depend on the Internet to live their lives and do their jobs. Behind the surface of applications, online services depend on “interoperability”, the ability of software ...
Traceability and Cybersecurity

Traceability, or the ability track down the originator of a particular piece of content or message, is at the center of India’s debate around rules for online platforms and communications ...

Impact of COVID-19 on the Internet Ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa
This paper focuses on the challenges of addressing the COVID-19 crisis and its potential aftermath in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ...
Insights from Internet Society’s 2020 Public Pulse Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how critical the Internet is to daily life – a point further emphasized in a recent public pulse survey from the Internet Society, a global ...

Breaking Encryption Myths

In September 2020, a draft European Commission report called “Technical solutions to detect child sexual abuse in end-to-end encrypted communications” was leaked.1 The report gave an analysis of different ways ...

2020 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations

Indigenous peoples in North America are pursuing innovative and independent ways to connect to the Internet. They face unique challenges to connectivity and, when it comes to policymaking, they are ...

Internet Way of Networking Use Case: Data Localization
This use case analyzes the effect that government policies regarding data localization may have on the Internet Way of Networking ...
Fact Sheet: Quantum Physics and Computing
A paper explaining how quantum computing and encryption are related ...
Info Guide: For Youth by Youth: 3 Ways to ACT

Heading to a protest or just worried about snooping siblings? You definitely don’t want to be SMSing about it. You need something safer. 

You need to make sure the apps ...

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 ...
Intermediary Liability Survey: Latin America

This report is a product of a crowdsourcing exercise designed to map current existing intermediary liability regimes in Latin American countries. Such an exercise was conducted with the full support ...

Archives

ITU Plenipotentiary 2018 – Issues Matrix
This chart identifies issues, areas of concern, organizations impacted, etc., on a best-effort basis. Suggestions to improve this work are welcome. The Internet Society has analysed outcomes of the 2018 ...
European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 8 – 14 Sep 2018
EU: 5G regulators in Europe criticised for “heavy-handed” approach
  • A new special report on 5G networks by the Financial Times, highlights the criticism of telecom operators and US regulators ...
Highlights from ISOC Africa – July 2018
Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for July 2018 ...
Highlights from ISOC Africa – June 2018
Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for June 2018 ...
Top Tips for Consumers: Internet of Things Security and Privacy
1. Learn how to “shop smart” for connected devices. You don’t want to have to return a connected device because it is spying on you. Returning things is a pain ...
Internet Crossing Borders: Boosting the Internet in Landlocked Developing Countries
Please note that this is NOT the full report, but the Executive Summary with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Case Studies. The full report will be ready soon, stay tuned for the ...
State of IPv6 Deployment 2018
IPv6 deployment continues to increase around the world. In the six years since World IPv6 Launch[*] levels of IPv6 deployment in networks and service providers all over the globe have ...
European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 26 May – 1 Jun 2018
EU: 5G receives €250m investment boost
  • The European Investment Bank has signed a €250m loan agreement with Swedish telecoms company Ericsson as part of the Juncker Plan to support ...
Beyond the Net Funding Newsletter – May 2018
Chapterthon Digital Schools! | Winner of WSIS Prize 2018
Chapterthon 2017 has been awarded by ITU as winner of the WSIS Prize 2018 for International and Regional Cooperation. 30 Chapters from all ...
Policy Development Process at the Internet Society
The Internet Society advocates for policies that enhance security and privacy, enable the growth of Internet access, and promote the ecosystem of transparent, multistakeholder Internet governance ...
European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 12 May – 18 May 2018
Global: WEF new report on financing an Internet for All
Internet of Things (IoT) Trust Framework v2.5
The IoT Trust Framework® includes a set of strategic principles necessary to help secure IoT devices and their data when shipped and throughout their entire life-cycle ...

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.