INTERNET & JURISDICTION GLOBAL STATUS REPORT 2019 - Background
How to handle the coexistence of heterogeneous laws on the cross-border internet is one of the greatest policy challenges of the 21st century. Yet, scalable and coherent policy solutions cannot be developed without a comprehensive understanding of a highly complex and dynamic ecosystem comprised of multiple actors, initiatives and trends across the policy silos of digital economy, human rights and security.
To enable well-informed decision making, the
Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, as the leading multistakeholder organization engaging a critical mass of actors to jointly develop solutions, will produce by 2019 the world’s first Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report.
Responding to the urgent call of over 250 senior-level stakeholders from 50 countries in the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, the Status Report will enable evidence-based policy innovation and provide all stakeholders with the necessary information to develop frameworks and policy standards for the digital society. The full edition of the high-impact publication will be launched on the occasion of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin in November 2019.
The Global Status Report will complement the work in the policy Programs of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in which stakeholders from around the world actively develop joint policy standards and operational solutions. Learn more about the policy Programs and consult their proposals for Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms here.
About the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is a multistakeholder organisation that addresses the tension between the cross-border nature of the internet and national jurisdictions. Its Paris-based Secretariat facilitates a global policy process to enable transnational cooperation. Participants in the Policy Network work together to preserve the cross-border nature of the Internet, protect human rights, fight abuses, and enable the global digital economy.
Since 2012, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, founded by Executive Director Bertrand de La Chapelle and Deputy Director Paul Fehlinger, has engaged more than 200 key entities from six stakeholder groups around the world. The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network uniquely connects relevant stakeholder groups and bridges policy silos. Its innovative methodology strives to fill an institutional gap in internet governance at the intersection of three areas: digital economy, human rights, and cybersecurity.
Through global, regional, and thematic meetings, its Secretariat facilitates a neutral and ongoing dialogue process to build trust among the different actors, foster policy coherence, and help stakeholders develop the operational solutions necessary for legal certainty and the coexistence of diverse laws on the cross-border internet.