14 Apr '18, 12pm

Panic stations as Europe plays hardball on Whois privacy

Panic stations as Europe plays hardball on Whois privacy Kevin Murphy , April 14, 2018, 12:23:09 (UTC), Domain Policy 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 authorities have basically ignored his repeated requests for a moratorium on GDPR enforcement. The Article 29 Working Party, made up of the heads of data protection authorities of EU member states, told ICANN this week that its so-called “Cookbook” compliance plan is nowhere near detailed enough. In a letter (pdf) , it also strongly hinted that intellectual property interests have little hope of retai...

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