07 Dec '17, 3pm

Open Whois must die, Europe privacy chiefs tell ICANN

Open Whois must die, Europe privacy chiefs tell ICANN Kevin Murphy , December 7, 2017, 15:31:27 (UTC), Domain Policy Unfettered public access to full Whois records is illegal and has to got to go, an influential European Union advisory body has told ICANN. The Article 29 Working Party on Data Protection, WP29, wrote to ICANN yesterday to say that “that the original purposes of the WHOIS directories can be achieved via layered access” and that the current system “does not appear to meet the criteria” of EU law. WP29 is made up of representatives of the data protection agencies in each EU member state. It’s named after Article 29 of the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive. This directive is parent legislation of the incoming General Data Protection Regulation, which from May 2018 will see companies fined potentially millions of euros if they fail to protect the privacy of EU...

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