Public policies and statements
Netnod is actively involved in public policy debates and fora. Our experts participate in industry events as panelists and keynote speakers as well as contributing to public policy processes.
Our work in the area of public policy is focused on the notion of an open Internet based on the end-to-end principle where layers and components can be managed and provided by a range of commercial, institutional and non-profit entities.
Statements on public policy
This page lists the key issues where Netnod has taken a formal stance. It is important to read these documents in the context of when they were first published. For example, older statements refer to technology that has since evolved.
Public policy processes
The Swedish legal system consists of three levels:
- Acts represent legal directives by parliament
- Ordinances represent legal directives by the government
- Regulations represent legal directives by government authorities
At EU-level, there are two major types of legal documents of interest to Netnod. These are as follows:
- EU-regulations are legal directives upheld by the EU itself which lack member state specific implementations.
- EU-directives are legal directives implemented by and upheld by EU member states. These have their Swedish implementation in the forms of Swedish acts, ordinances and regulations.
Netnod regularly provides public comments on all of these types of documents. We particularly provide comments on directives related to the European Electronic Communications Codes, the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, the Cyber Resilience Act, and their respective implementations in EU member states where applicable.
Other policy processes
In addition to public policy processes Netnod also regularly provides commentary outside of the public policy processes of public entities. This could be as invited speakers at conferences, panel debates or similar semi-formal or informal appearances.
Netnod regularly attends policy discussions in international fora such as ICANN, RIPE and the IETF.
Netnod also participates as experts in various fora, such as the later stages of policy processes. It is important to note that this kind of participation does not always result in publicly available documents.
Netnod public commentary
The table below contains links to recent public comments and statements made by Netnod. The Netnod response-column links to the public release made by Netnod, the Identifier-column contains the identifier of the document commented on, and the Invitation to comment-column the invitation to comment, if such an invitation is publicly available.
The abbreviations used in the identifier often identify the type of document the comment is on. SOU, as “Statens offentliga utredningar”, is a public report requested by the Swedish government. An SOU often contains one or many suggested regulatory changes, but the SOU itself is not legislation.
Ministry specific identifiers, such as I2021/03211 and Ju2020/04335, consist of a ministry identifier (such as I, Ju, Fi, or N for infrastructure, judicial, finance and enterprise), a year (2021 and 2020 above), and serial number (03211 or 04335 above).
PTS, as Post- och telestyrelsen, is the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, the regulatory agency for telecommunications in Sweden. PTS requests comments on all acts, ordinances and regulations at the Swedish level, as well as EU-level documents such as EU-regulations and EU-directives.
COM, as in the EU-commision, is the identifier used for proposals from the EU-commision. These proposals often go through a public consultation process.