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Government Engagement Publications

The ICANN org has an important role as a trusted source of neutral technical information. Our Government Engagement (GE) publications help us transfer our knowledge of the discussions taking place within governments and IGOs that could impact ICANN’s mission and its remit, to the community.

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Country Focus Report Update: Russian Federation Internet-Related Laws and UN Deliberations

This update covers the period 21 April 2021 to 6 April 2022. The first part looks at Russian Internet-related foreign policy statements and initiatives; the second covers Internet-related national policy statements and initiatives.

06 Jun 2022
Country Focus Report: China Internet-Related Policy Initiatives and Laws

This paper covers Internet-related policy initiatives and laws/regulations put forward by China between 16 December 2015 and 5 November 2021. It is part of a periodic series of country-specific reports that provide an overview of activities relevant to the Internet ecosystem and ICANN's mission.

31 Jan 2022
UN Update: Cyber-Related Developments

This paper provides an update on the cyber-related deliberations taking place at the United Nations.

03 Jun 2021
Country Focus Report: The Netherlands and the "Public Core of the Internet"

This paper covers the national and international Internet-related initiatives undertaken by the Netherlands government. It is part of a periodic series of country-specific reports that provide an overview of activities relevant to the Internet ecosystem and ICANN's mission.

28 May 2021
Country Focus Report Update: Russian Federation Internet-Related Laws and United Nations Deliberations

This paper is an update covering the period from 24 October 2020 to 21 April 2021. The previous paper from ICANN organization's Government Engagement team focused on Internet-related policy statements by the Russian Federation through the end of October 2020. 

29 Apr 2021
Country Focus Report: Russian Federation Internet-Related Laws and United Nations Deliberations

This paper is the first in a periodic series of country-specific reports that will provide an overview of activity relevant to the Internet Ecosystem and ICANN's mission. The series begins with the Russian Federation because of the important role and level of activity it is currently displaying in the global cyber ecosystem as well as its record for involvement and activity in UN bodies.

19 Jan 2021
United Nations Update: Cyber-Related Discussions

This paper provides an update of the proceedings within the working groups of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where discussions of Internet- and cybersecurity-related issues take place. Updated as of 15 July 2020.

15 Jul 2020
European Union Update: The Digital Services Act

This paper provides an update on the Digital Service Act initiative, launched by the European Union. The paper provides a background and analysis of the initiative with the potential relevance to the ICANN community and to ICANN's technical role in the Internet ecosystem.

A public consultation on the DSA initiative has been currently launched by the European Commission and will remain open until 8 September 2020. ICANN org will submit a contribution to the open consultation, and encourages the community to take this opportunity to contribute as well.

Click here to view ICANN org's response to the Digital Services Act Initiative public consultation.

15 Jul 2020
The General Data Protection Regulation 2020 Review

This paper provides an overview of the 2020 review of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and information about ICANN org's contribution to the open consultation on the two-year review exercise of the GDPR.

07 May 2020
European Union (EU) Policy Update

This paper provides an update on EU policy and analysis of topics, initiatives, and proposed legislation of potential relevance to the ICANN community and to ICANN's technical role in the Internet ecosystem.

03 Apr 2020
Brief Overview of UN Deliberations on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

The paper covers cyber related discussions at the U.N. in 2019 and 2020.

28 Feb 2020
Legislative / Regulatory Report 3
30 Jan 2019
Legislative / Regulatory Report Q4 FY18
28 Aug 2018
Legislative / Regulatory Report Q3 FY18
23 Apr 2018