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Today saw the launch of the Global Commission on Internet Governance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which will see two major organisations open the debate on how to keep the internet free and open in a time of increasing threats.

The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) created the commission, which will run for two years, and named Sweden's minister of foreign affairs, Carl Bildt, its chair.

“The rapid evolution of the net has been made possible by the open and flexible model by which it has evolved and been...

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