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About the Internet Society

Founded in 1992 by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a global non-profit organization working to ensure the Internet remains a force for good for everyone. Through its community of members, special interest groups, and 120+ chapters around the world, the organization defends and promotes Internet policies, standards, and protocols that keep the Internet open, globally connected, trustworthy, and secure.

Resources

Internet Society Fact Sheet

We work towards reaching our vision by building, promoting, and defending
a bigger and stronger Internet.

(last updated in Sep 2020)

Impact Report

We present some of our important work in 2020, highlighting how our community has worked together to to build, promote and defend the Internet.

Action Plan 2021

Read the Internet Society’s roadmap for our work ahead – and let’s join together to support our vision that the Internet is for everyone.

Brief History of the Internet

Read about the origins of the Internet written by the Internet pioneers (published in 1997).

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Other Digital Assets

Watch our 60 sec video available in four languages, download core assets and find the collections of photos of our work around the globe.

Press Releases

The Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the Internet Society Sign New Pact to Advance Digital Economy in Ethiopia
Strengthening the Internet 10 June 2021

The Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the Internet Society Sign New Pact to Advance Digital Economy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 09 June, 2021 – The Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT) of Ethiopia and the...

New Study Finds Australia’s TOLA Law Poses Long-Term Risks to Australian Economy
Strengthening the Internet 1 June 2021

New Study Finds Australia’s TOLA Law Poses Long-Term Risks to Australian Economy

Sydney – 2 June, 2021 – Encryption is a critical technology that helps keep people, their information and communications private...

The Internet Society Announces New Appointments to the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors
About Internet Society 24 May 2021

The Internet Society Announces New Appointments to the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors

Washington, DC – 24 May, 2021 – The Internet Society today announced the appointment of Saerin Cho to the...

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Internet Society in Numbers

global members who can join local chapters, participate in online forums, and attend events.

Chapters and Special Interest Groups in 105 countries are comprised of local volunteers who run programs and activities that support our principles and mission.

Organization Members are companies and organizations from the technology community, business, academia, and the not-for-profit sector.

Internet Society in the News

Information Age
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Strengthening the Internet 8 June 2021

Encryption Act has cost Australian business billions

Information Age
Open Access Government
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Strengthening the Internet 7 June 2021

The Digital Services Act is tiptoeing towards regulatory failure

Open Access Government
Hosting Journalist
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Strengthening the Internet 6 June 2021

All China Telecom Backbone Networks Now Meeting MANRS Security Standards

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Statements

Internet Society: UK Online Public Safety Bill is trying to legislate the impossible – a safe Internet without strong encryption
Encryption 12 May 2021

Internet Society: UK Online Public Safety Bill is trying to legislate the impossible – a safe Internet without strong encryption

In the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021, the UK Government said it wants to “harness the benefits of...

Internet Society Statement regarding the Indian Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021
Encryption 1 March 2021

Internet Society Statement regarding the Indian Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021

The new requirements in the the Indian Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021...

Internet Society Files Brief Arguing U.S. WeChat Ban Would Damage Internet, Harm Users
Strengthening the Internet 7 December 2020

Internet Society Files Brief Arguing U.S. WeChat Ban Would Damage Internet, Harm Users

On Friday 4 December 2020, the Internet Society, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy & Technology...

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Senior Executive Leadership Team

Andrew Sullivan
Andrew Sullivan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jane Coffin

Senior Vice President, Internet Growth

Joe Hall head shot
Joseph Lorenzo Hall

Senior Vice President, Strong Internet

Rinalia Abdul Rahim
Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Communications and Engagement

Sally Shipman Wentworth

Senior Vice President, Project Staff

Sandy Spector

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Leading image: Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt interviewing Godfrey Chimbwanda (53), District Schools Inspector, in Murambinda, Zimbabwe on 24 May 2018. © Internet Society / Nyani Quarmyne / Panos Pictures