Contribute to the Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report 2019

Published on
July 22, 2019

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has launched an open call for input to contribute to the Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report 2019. The data collection will be open from July to September 2019.

The Report is the world's first mapping of trends, actors and initiatives with regard to cross-border legal challenges in cyberspace and will be based on an unprecedented collaborative large-scale data collection. Stakeholders from over 100 entities including governments, international organizations, companies, academia and civil society from around the world have already participated in this global effort. Read more about the report here.

Initial Key Findings (download) of the Report were presented at the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in Berlin, Germany, on June 3-5, 2019 and received broad recognition.

The full report will be officially launched on the occasion of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum in November 2019.

Data can be contributed online by clicking on the button below.


Responding to the urgent call of over 250 senior-level stakeholders from 50 countries in the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, the Global Status Report enables evidence-based policy innovation and provides stakeholders with the necessary information to develop frameworks and policy standards for the digital society. The Secretariat has entrusted internationally renowned Professor Svantesson, at the Faculty of Law at Bond University, with the lead authorship of the Report, which is enabled by the financial support provided by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and institutional support was provided by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). 


The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is the multistakeholder organization 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 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.