04 Apr '18, 9am

Whois policy group closes down in face of GDPR

Whois policy group closes down in face of GDPR Kevin Murphy , April 4, 2018, 09:08:29 (UTC), Domain Policy An ICANN working group devoted to crafting Whois policy has closed down “until further notice” in light of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The Registration Data Service Policy Development Process Working Group will have no more meetings until it receives “guidance from the [ICANN] Board regarding how this WG will be affected by the GDPR compliance efforts”. That’s according to WG co-chair Chuck Gomes, in an email to the group this morning. The mailing list will remain active to keep members informed of progress, he said. The group has been tasked with developing “comprehensive Whois reform”. It’s been working for over two years to attempt to find consensus on changes such as tiered access and data privacy, the latest iteration of fruitless, fractious Whois ...

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