Mission Statement

  • To provide one voice for the ISP Industry of Ireland
  • To promote accurate and unbiased media coverage of the Internet Service Providers and Users.
  • To provide a focal point for discussion with political groups and others likely to impact the Industry.
  • To maintain and up-date (when necessary) the Code of Practice and Ethics for ISPs.
  • To oversee accepted standards of service and a uniform code of practice acceptable to members.
  • To sponsor research into trends likely to affect Internet Service Providers.
  • To communicate to members, issues and developments relevant to the Industry, and to foster communications between members.
  • To foster the Industry’s image.
  • To encourage an open and competitive environment, and to resist anti-competitive policies and practices.
  • To address any technical issues of specific relevance to the Irish Internet Community.
  • To foster co-operation with related organisations at national and international level.

ISPAI’s assistance, guidance and expertise were needed on a diverse range of topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Child Protection Online
  • Data Retention
  • DNSO – Domain Name Service Organisation
  • eCommerce Development in Europe and Ireland
  • eCopyright – Copyright Issues on the Internet
  • Electronic Law Enforcement
  • Electronic Signatures
  • ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers
  • Internet Censorship
  • Internet Privacy Online
  • Key Escrow Policy
  • Online Acceptable Usage Policy
  • Unsolicited e-mail Spamming