The IEEE Internet Initiative promotes thought leadership and innovation and advances solutions for a trustworthy and inclusive internet by contributing technology expertise and resources to the policy ecosystem and providing a collaborative development platform and community to produce action-oriented and implementable outputs.
GROWTH AND EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET
The internet has enabled tremendous innovation, economic growth, and societal benefits, and its future offers great opportunity—making it especially important to accelerate progress to connect the estimated 60 percent of the world’s people who remain unconnected to the internet.
With great advances in technologies that impact the internet and bring to bear public policy issues, such as security, privacy, and identity management, it is increasingly important for the technical community to provide sound, unbiased technical perspective and knowledge, and to understand the public policy landscape to help make the internet more accessible and trustworthy.
IEEE’S COLLABORATION PLATFORM TO ADVANCE SOLUTIONS
Through the IEEE Internet Initiative, the global technical and policy communities work together to improve internet governance, cybersecurity, privacy, and internet inclusion. They help to inform discussions and debate, improve decisions, and share findings toward developing more trustworthy technology solutions and best practices. Organized around two tracks, its community of experts working in technology and public policy collaborate through IEEE Collabratec and face-to-face at IEEE Internet Initiative-hosted events. Dedicated liaisons within IEEE Technical Activities (TA) and Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) help engage those IEEE units in working within the internet policy and inclusion space.
The Initiative’s programs provide resources and information on internet governance, cybersecurity, privacy, and internet inclusion—from white papers and webinars to articles and video presentations. Learn more about the IEEE Internet Initiative governance and structure and read about “Progress on the path toward internet inclusion” in a Q&A with IEEE Internet Initiative Chair Deepak Maheshwari.
IEEE INTERNET TECHNOLOGY POLICY (ITP) COMMUNITY
The ITP Community is a global group of interested stakeholders who are an essential part of the IEEE Internet Initiative’s mission. It provides a platform for connecting technology and policy experts (engineers, scientists, industry leaders, policy makers, and others) to discuss and address technology policy issues related to internet governance, cybersecurity, privacy, and inclusion. The ITP Community can be accessed via the IEEE Collabratec™ platform.
The IEEE Internet Initiative and the ITP Community are free to join and open to anyone with an interest or expertise in internet technology policy issues. Together we advance solutions and inform global technology policymaking through a consensus of sound technical and scientific knowledge in the areas of internet governance, cybersecurity, privacy, and internet inclusion for all.