Government Engagement Publications
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 April 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.
|20 January 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.
|30 July 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 July 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.
|7 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.
|3 April 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 February 2020|