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October 14, 2019 11:25

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ICANN board talking GDPR “litigation”

ICANN’s board of directors is meeting today to discuss its “litigation strategy” concerning the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU privacy legislation due to make Whois unrecognizable come Friday. Those two words are basically the only item on its agenda for a special board meeting today. I’ve been unable to squeeze any further information out […]

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ICANN approves messy, unfinished Whois policy

With a week left on the GDPR compliance clock, ICANN has formally approved a new Whois policy that will hit all gTLD registries and registrars next Friday. The Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data represents the first time in its history ICANN has invoked contractual clauses that allow it to create binding policy in a […]

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No, I don’t get what’s going on with GDPR either

GDPR comes into effect next week, changing the Whois privacy landscape forever, and like many others I still haven’t got a clue what’s going on. ICANN’s still muddling through a temporary Whois spec that it hopes will shield itself and the industry from fines, special interests are still lobbying for special privileges after May 25, […]

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Panic stations as Europe plays hardball on Whois privacy

Hopes that Whois records will continue to be available to broad sections of the internet community appeared dashed this week as European data protection heads ripped holes in ICANN’s plan for the industry to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. ICANN CEO Goran Marby warned that Whois faces imminent fragmentation and expressed disappointment that […]

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Marby ponders emergency powers to avoid fragmented Whois

ICANN could invoke emergency powers in its contracts to prevent Whois becoming “fragmented” after EU privacy laws kick in next month. That’s a possibility that emerged during a DI interview with ICANN CEO Goran Marby yesterday. Marby told us that he’s “cautiously optimistic” that European data protection authorities will soon provide clear guidance that will […]

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EU body tells ICANN that 2013 RAA really is illegal

A European Union data protection body has told ICANN for a second time — after being snubbed the first — that parts of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement are in conflict with EU law. The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, which is made up of the data protection commissioners in all 28 EU member […]

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Article 29 Working Party challenges new RAA data retention requirements

Group provides a blanket statement for registrars wishing to get a waiver for data retention under new registrar agreement. The Article 29 Working Party has lent a helping hand to EU registrars (and potentially others) concerned about data retention requirements in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). There are a number of requirements to retain […]

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