• Nonresident Fellow

Konstantinos Komaitis

Konstantinos Komaitis is a nonresident fellow with the Democracy + Tech Initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. He is also a veteran of developing and analyzing internet policy to ensure an open and global internet. 

Komaitis has spent ten years in active policy development and strategy as a senior director at the Internet Society, where he led a series of projects, including the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority transition. Before joining the Internet Society, he spent seven years as a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow where he was researching and teaching internet policy, with particular focus on internet governance, intellectual property, trade, and cybersecurity.

Komaitis has worked for the New York Times and provided strategic advice to a variety of companies and international organizations on internet governance and public-policy issues. Komaitis is a public speaker having spoken at several events worldwide, including TedX, and has written for various outlets and organizations including Politico, the Atlantic Council, Brookings, Slate, TechDirt, EuroActiv. He holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate, and he is the author of a book on domain name regulation. He sits on the board of IP Justice, a San Francisco-based nongovernmental organization, and he also co-hosts the Internet of Humans podcast.

October 2023

Quiet part out loud: Rules of the internet and the 2023 Internet Governance Forum

by Leah (Léa) Fiddler

A breakdown of the 2023 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the competing factions vying for the future rules of the internet.
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July 2023

The most profound social media ban that never happened

by Konstantinos Komaitis

France’s recent flirtation with social media crackdowns undermines Europe’s moral high ground regarding internet governance
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May 2023

The complexity of Europe’s digital sovereignty agenda explained

by Konstantinos Komaitis

Analyzing European digital sovereignty through a unified lens risks overlooking the nuanced approach of member states
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