Please join us on 29 November (2:00-6:30pm) in Vancouver at this
important conference on international data protection and privacy
issues related to the WHOIS database.
We expect a lively and informative exchange on these complex and
sensitive issues - so please consider attending this open meeting.
See you in Vancouver,
Privacy Conference at Vancouver ICANN Meeting:
Building Bridges on ICANN’s Whois Questions
Tuesday, November 29th, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sponsors: Noncommercial Users Constituency, Public Interest Registry
& The Registry Constituency
++ Draft Agenda ++
Session I: Data Protection Commissioners, ccTLDs and Registrars
This session invites Data Protection Commissioners to discuss their
data protection laws. It also profiles several ccTLDs and Registrars
who have changed their Whois procedures (or are in the midst of
changing them) based on these laws. What are the changes? How are
they working? How do they allow personal data to be made available to
those who need it? (This session will feature considerable time for
questions and discussion with the audience.)
Session II: Experts on Other Areas of Internet Privacy
The Whois debate takes place within the larger context of Internet
privacy, but in the ICANN community we rarely refer to outside models.
How do online service providers, ISPs and others handle requests for
personal data in other Internet areas, including chatroom and email
identities? What do these models offer in our work on the Whois dilemma?
Session III: Registrars, Registries and NCUC Present Their New Plans
for the WHOIS Databases
Registries, Registrar and Noncommercial Users Constituency recently
put forward different plans to change the gTLD Whois Database to
provide protection for personal data. For the first time in a public
forum, they will present and discuss their proposals. (Considerable
time for input and discussion with the audience planned.)
Building Bridges to the Public. This Conference will reach out to
civic and social Internet-based organization throughout the world.
Attracting new organizations with their insights and concerns will
help infuse the Conference and GNSO Whois process with a new level of
interest and relevance.
Questions/Suggestions. If you have questions, suggestions for
speakers, or organizations you think should be invited, please contact
Kathryn Kleiman of the Noncommercial Users Constituency at
Open to All