Internet Society

What Does Internet Society Mean?

The Internet Society (ISOC) is an international nonprofit organization that handles Internet standards, education and policy development. Founded in 1992, ISOC’s mission is to ensure open Internet development by enhancing and supporting Internet use for organizations and individuals worldwide.

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Techopedia Explains Internet Society

ISOC was created to support the development process for Internet standards, while focusing on promoting key Internet development activities. ISOC leaders address issues confronting the future of the Internet and provide organizational infrastructure for Internet standards groups, including the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

ISOC handles Internet policy planning and deals with terminologies like the Internet Code of Conduct, Internet Law and the Internet Ecosystem. ISOC has regular member meetings, workshops and conferences on Internet use awareness and other topics of interest.

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