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Internet-related Public Policy Issues

A few words on Internet-related public policy issues

The rapid expansion of the internet has raised a wide array of public policy issues, ranging from cybersecurity and data protection to multilingualism and developmental aspects.

Many of these issues have been placed under the overall banner of "internet governance". There is much debate as to which of the many public policy issues fall under this general heading. The Working Group on Internet Governance, in its July 2005 Report, defined internet governance rather broadly as "the development and application by Governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet".

This site gathers resources on internet-related public policy issues, with a particular focus on internet governance and cybersecurity. There are also resource pages on "emerging policy issues", which cover data.

Selected online resources and policy papers on Internet-related public policy issues

Internet Governance


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