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.

Internet Impact Brief: How the US EARN IT Act Threatens Security, Confidentiality, and Safety Online
Read how the US EARN IT Act poses an existential threat to the Internet safety and security by preventing service providers from using end-to-end encryption ...
Internet Impact Brief: Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022
Read how the draft telecommunication bill may affect Internet-based services in India, and more broadly, the health of the global Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: European Commission Proposal to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse
Read how limitations on encryption arising from the CSA Proposal would move the Internet further from its potential as an open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy resource for all ...
Internet Impact Brief: Proposals to Regulate Content Moderation on Social Media Platforms in Brazil
Read how Brazilian Bill 3227/2021 may affect the Internet by impacting what it needs to thrive as an open, globally connected, secure, and trusted resource for all people involved ...
Internet Impact Brief: India CERT-In Cybersecurity Directions 2022
Read how the draft regulation may affect Internet development in India, and more broadly, the health of the global Internet ...
How To Protect the Internet from Becoming the Splinternet
The splinternet is the idea that the open, globally connected Internet we all use splinters into a collection of isolated networks controlled by governments or corporations ...
Internet Impact Brief: South Korea’s Interconnection Rules
Read how a series of enacted and proposed revisions of Telecommunications Business Act in South Korea affect further Internet development ...
Quick Analysis – The Impact of Efforts to Disconnect Russia from the Internet
Read how some of the proposals and actions to disconnect Russia impact the global Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: Impact of Ukraine’s Requests to Block Russia’s Access to the Internet
Learn how politically motivated actions to prevent people from accessing the global Internet would cause significant harm to the open, globally connected, secure and trustworthy Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: How Refusing Russian Networks Will Impact the Internet
Read how actions to block networks from accessing the global Internet cause significant harm what the Internet needs to exist and thrive, and the ability of people to use it ...
Internet Impact Brief: Bangladesh: Regulation for Digital, Social Media and OTT Platforms, 2021
Finds that the provisions outlined in the draft regulation could have serious repercussions on the usefulness of the Internet for Bangladesh and its people ...
Huawei’s “New IP” Proposal – Frequently Asked Questions
What is "New IP" Proposal, who is promoting and supporting it, what are the key concerns about it and other questions and answers about this proposal ...
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Archives

Internet Impact Brief: How the US EARN IT Act Threatens Security, Confidentiality, and Safety Online
Read how the US EARN IT Act poses an existential threat to the Internet safety and security by preventing service providers from using end-to-end encryption ...
Internet Impact Brief: Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022
Read how the draft telecommunication bill may affect Internet-based services in India, and more broadly, the health of the global Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: European Commission Proposal to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse
Read how limitations on encryption arising from the CSA Proposal would move the Internet further from its potential as an open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy resource for all ...
Internet Impact Brief: Proposals to Regulate Content Moderation on Social Media Platforms in Brazil
Read how Brazilian Bill 3227/2021 may affect the Internet by impacting what it needs to thrive as an open, globally connected, secure, and trusted resource for all people involved ...
Internet Impact Brief: India CERT-In Cybersecurity Directions 2022
Read how the draft regulation may affect Internet development in India, and more broadly, the health of the global Internet ...
How To Protect the Internet from Becoming the Splinternet
The splinternet is the idea that the open, globally connected Internet we all use splinters into a collection of isolated networks controlled by governments or corporations ...
Internet Impact Brief: South Korea’s Interconnection Rules
Read how a series of enacted and proposed revisions of Telecommunications Business Act in South Korea affect further Internet development ...
Quick Analysis – The Impact of Efforts to Disconnect Russia from the Internet
Read how some of the proposals and actions to disconnect Russia impact the global Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: Impact of Ukraine’s Requests to Block Russia’s Access to the Internet
Learn how politically motivated actions to prevent people from accessing the global Internet would cause significant harm to the open, globally connected, secure and trustworthy Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: How Refusing Russian Networks Will Impact the Internet
Read how actions to block networks from accessing the global Internet cause significant harm what the Internet needs to exist and thrive, and the ability of people to use it ...
Internet Impact Brief: Bangladesh: Regulation for Digital, Social Media and OTT Platforms, 2021
Finds that the provisions outlined in the draft regulation could have serious repercussions on the usefulness of the Internet for Bangladesh and its people ...
Huawei’s “New IP” Proposal – Frequently Asked Questions
What is "New IP" Proposal, who is promoting and supporting it, what are the key concerns about it and other questions and answers about this proposal ...
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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.