I&J Status Reports

I&J Status Reports survey key stakeholders of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network to track trends, actors and solutions around the world. Their Global and Regional editions help foster policy coherence and legal interoperability in cyberspace.

Consult also the I&J Retrospect Database that tracks monthly trends since 2012.

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Internet & Jurisdiction and ECLAC Regional Status Report 2020

November 24, 2020

The Internet & Jurisdiction and ECLAC Regional Status Report 2020 aims to serve practitioners as a roadmap to some of the most pressing issues surrounding policymaking and the cross-border nature of the Internet in Latin...

I&J Outcome: Phishing and Malware: A Procedural Workflow (REF: 20-115)

November 2, 2020

This schematic workflow maps the respective roles of Notifiers, Registrars and Registries and the sequence of their interactions in the context of reporting, evaluating, and taking action on reports of phishing and malware....

I&J Outcome: DNS Technical Abuse Choice of Action (REF: 20-114)

November 2, 2020

The document lists and explains the various technical actions that DNS Operators may employ to combat technical abuse and the effects and limitations of each action....

DNS-Level Action to Address Technical Abuse: Due Diligence Guide for Notifiers (REF: 20-113)

November 2, 2020

The document lists a series of questions Notifiers should ask themselves in order to determine that making a notice is appropriate.  It aims to assist Notifiers in ensuring that Notices are addressed in an efficient...

I&J Outcome: Request Components for Access to Subscriber Information (REF: 20-112)

September 30, 2020

The document lists the components of a request that actors may require when making or processing a request for access to subscriber information under existing voluntary disclosure regimes. This information can improve the quality of...

I&J Outcome: Cross-border Access to Electronic Evidence: General Regime Architecture (REF: 20-111)

September 30, 2020

The document identifies a corresponding set of core components that form a common grid of analysis for policy actors from government, business, civil society, and academia in the context of ongoing debates around cross-border access...

I&J Outcome: Technical Abuse Notifiers (REF: 20-110)

July 21, 2020

DNS Operators receive technical abuse complaints (“Notices”) from a variety of sources representing different types of stakeholders in the DNS ecosystem (“Notifiers”). The document provides an overview of the types of notifiers, as well as...

I&J Outcome: Minimum Notice Components for Technical Abuse (REF: 20-109)

July 21, 2020

DNS Operators frequently receive complaints of technical abuse “Notices” in a broad diversity of formats that often do not contain sufficient information for investigation and action. The resource proposes a list of components that support...

I&J Outcome: DNS Operators’ Decision-Making Guide to Address Technical Abuse (REF: 20-108)

July 21, 2020

DNS Operators receive technical abuse complaints (“Notices”) from a variety of sources representing different types of stakeholders in the DNS ecosystem (“Notifiers”). The document provides an overview of the types of notifiers, as well as...

I&J Outcome: Resource on Identification and Notice Sources Ref: 20-107

June 29, 2020

A broad range of actors identify and notify platforms about content that is potentially illegal or violating a company’s terms of service/community guidelines. The notifications by different actors can carry different weight and legal status depending...

I&J Outcome: Resource on Components of Complaints/Reports/Notices from Public Authorities and Private Notifiers Ref: 20-106

June 28, 2020

This resource contains a list of components that should be included in any notification that is made by either individuals, identified notifiers (including trusted flaggers), or public authorities. The components are categorized as either mandatory...

Framing Brief on Addressing COVID19-Related Abuse at the DNS Level Ref: 20-105

April 30, 2020

The I&JPN Secretariat Framing Brief aims to help those Domains Name System (DNS) Operators who are taking proactive measures to tackle COVID19-related abuse at the DNS Level. ...

Framing Brief on Content Moderation Challenges in time of COVID-19 Ref: 20-104

April 20, 2020

The I&JPN Secretariat Framing Brief aims to help actors analyse the complex policy issues surrounding content moderation in relation to COVID-19....

Framing Brief on User Data Access in the COVID-19 Context Ref: 20-103

April 15, 2020

The I&JPN Secretariat has developed a Framing Brief on User Data Access in the COVID-19 Context....

Policy Brief on Geographic Scope of Content Restrictions Ref: 20-102

March 9, 2020

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has prepared a Policy Brief to assist public and private decision-makers on determining the Geographic Scope of Content Restrictions....

Education Resource on Effects of Actions at the DNS Level Ref: 20-101

February 20, 2020

To guide actors in their response to requests to tackle online abuses, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has released an education resource with an infographic....

Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report 2019

November 27, 2019

The Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report 2019 is the world’s first comprehensive mapping of internet jurisdiction related policy trends, actors and initiatives. It is based on an unprecedented largescale data contribution from 150 key...

Data & Jurisdiction Program Operational Approaches

April 24, 2019

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is delighted to announce the release of Operational Approaches documents (download links below) for each of its three policy Programs: Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction...

Content & Jurisdiction Program Operational Approaches

April 24, 2019

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is delighted to announce the release of Operational Approaches documents (download links below) for each of its three policy Programs: Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction, and Domains &...

Domains & Jurisdiction Program Operational Approaches

April 24, 2019

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is delighted to announce the release of Operational Approaches documents (download links below) for each of its three policy Programs: Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction, and Domains &...

Data & Jurisdiction Work Plan

March 12, 2018

On February 26-28, 2018, over 200 senior-level participants from governments, major Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations from more than 40 countries met in Ottawa, Canada, for the 2nd Global Conference of...

Content & Jurisdiction Work Plan

March 12, 2018

On February 26-28, 2018, over 200 senior-level participants from governments, major Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations from more than 40 countries met in Ottawa, Canada, for the 2nd Global Conference of...

Domains & Jurisdiction Work Plan

March 12, 2018

On February 26-28, 2018, over 200 senior-level participants from governments, major Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations from more than 40 countries met in Ottawa, Canada, for the 2nd Global Conference of...

Data & Jurisdiction Policy Options Document

November 21, 2017

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is pleased to announce the release of the Policy Options Document for its Data & Jurisdiction Program. It will serve as official input to structure discussions...

Content & Jurisdiction Policy Options Document

November 21, 2017

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is pleased to announce the release of the Policy Options Document for its Content & Jurisdiction Program. It will serve as official input to structure discussions...

Domains & Jurisdiction Policy Options Document

November 21, 2017

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is pleased to announce the release of the Policy Options Document for its Domains & Jurisdiction Program. It will serve as official input to structure discussions...

Data & Jurisdiction Framing Paper

May 12, 2017

Criminal investigations increasingly require access to information about users and digital evidence stored by private companies in jurisdictions outside the requesting country. Existing systems for cross-border user data requests are under stress and the problem...

Content & Jurisdiction Framing Paper

May 12, 2017

Content legal in one country can be illegal in another one. Protecting human rights and freedom of expression when dealing with hate speech, harassment, security threats, incitement to violence, or discrimination on the internet is...

Domains & Jurisdiction Framing Paper

May 12, 2017

Cross-border domain name suspension requests are increasingly sent to technical operators based on the content or activity of underlying websites. Such measures have global impact by nature and therefore require strong procedural guarantees to ensure...

I&J Article published in Indian CyFy Journal

October 18, 2016

An I&J article written by Bertrand de La Chapelle and Paul Fehlinger, Internet & Jurisdiction's Directors, was published in Global Policy: Digital Debates 2016, the third volume of the Observer Research Foundation's CyFy Journal. The article, titled "Jurisdiction on the Internet: How to Move...

"Rule of Laws" I&J Article for Freedom Online Coalition

September 8, 2016

An I&J Article titled The Rule of Law(s) on the Cross-border Internet was published by the Freedom Online Coalition on September 8, 2016. The article appeared as part of the FOC's Digital Development and Openness working group blog series, and was written by I&J's Deputy...

Council on Foreign Relations Publishes Article by I&J

May 9, 2016

On May 9, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog Net Politics published an articlewritten by I&J’s founders, Bertrand de La Chapelle and Paul Fehlinger. The post highlights the challenges that the cross-border Internet poses to contemporary...

I&J Article Published in Slate Future Tense

April 18, 2016

On April 18, 2016, Slate Future Tense published an article written by the founders of Internet & Jurisdiction titled The Legal Arms Race Threatening the Future of the Global Internet. In the article, Bertrand de La Chapelle and...

From Legal Arms Race to Transnational Cooperation

April 3, 2016

The I&J Paper Jurisdiction on the Internet: From legal arms race to transnational cooperation was commissioned by the Global Commission on Internet Governance and written by the founders of the Internet & Jurisdiction policy network, Bertrand de La Chapelle and Paul...

Top Internet and Jurisdiction Trends of 2015

January 15, 2016

Internet & Jurisdiction released the 4th volume of its annual Retrospect report. “2015 in Retrospect” features a review of crucial dynamics to identify emerging norms, stimulate policy discussions and catalyze the development of cooperation mechanism to preserve the...

New Publication: 2014 in Retrospect

February 27, 2015

Internet & Jurisdiction  facilitates an evidence-based global multistakeholder dialogue process. To enable cooperation between stakeholders to develop a transnational due process framework for the Internet, it informs its participants about emerging trends and high-level patterns...

I&J Project White Paper 2014 Published

August 18, 2014

The Internet & Jurisdiction Project White Paper 2014 summarizes the state of the ongoing global multi-stakeholder dialogue process....

Op-ed by Paul Fehlinger on Cyberspace Fragmentation

April 17, 2014

On April 17, 2014, I&J’s Paul Fehlinger published the op-ed "Cyberspace fragmentation – An Internet Governance Debate beyond Infrastructure" in Internet Policy Review. The article discusses the state of Internet governance ahead of NetMundial in April 2014, and focuses on the...

I&J Article on Fragmentation published on Internet Policy Review

February 12, 2014

On February 12, 2014, the Internet Policy Review published an article written by Bertrand de La Chapelle, Co-founder of Internet & Jurisdiction, entitled "Cooperation Needed to Avoid Fragmentation of the Net, Says European Commission." In the article, Mr. La...

Internet Jurisdiction in 2013: Tensions and Trends

February 1, 2014

Internet & Jurisdiction uses its flagship publication, Retrospect, to ensure that the I&J dialogue process is evidence-based. Since 2012, Internet & Jurisdiction has compiled 460 cases of jurisdictional tensions online with 1,303 references to primary sources and background information. They...

Synthesis Issue 3 is out!

August 14, 2013

Copyright: Reaffirmed proportionality norms despite shorter takedown delaysFreedom of Expression: Cross-border hate speech and online porn filteringPrivacy and Data Protection: Transnational data flows require cooperationDefamation and Reputation: Multiple takedown procedures?Technologies: Execution errors and cybertravel limitationsSecurity...

Internet & Jurisdiction – IGF 2013 Flyer

August 8, 2013

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Taking Stock of Jurisdictional Trends in 2012

March 21, 2013

Based on monitoring conducted throughout 2012, Internet & Jurisdiction's Paul Fehlinger identified twelve key trends that feature in the debate about Internet and jurisdiction. This article was featured in several publications during March and April 2013, including Media Laws, Internet...

Cases of Jurisdiction on the Internet in 2012

February 5, 2013

Internet & Jurisdiction is an evidence-based global multistakeholder dialogue process. It provides a neutral platform for states, international organizations, Internet platforms and operators, and civil society to explore the elaboration of a transnational due process framework...

Article in CircleID: Sovereignty and the Geography of Cyberspace

December 4, 2012

Bertrand de La Chapelle, Co-Founder of Internet & Jurisdiction, recently published an article in CircleID entitled "Sovereignty and the Geography of Cyberspace" about the results and conclusions from the 7th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in...

I&J Project White Paper 2012 Published

September 1, 2012

The Internet & Jurisdiction White Paper 2012 summarizes the state of the ongoing global multistakeholder dialogue process.  ...

Synthesis Issue 2 Released

February 20, 2012

This report summarizes the main results of the monitoring activity of the Internet & Jurisdiction Observatory and of the ongoing multistakeholder dialogue process between June and December of 2012. It is designed to highlight emerging patterns...

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