[bc-gnso] FW: Someone responded to: ICANN and Ethics
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- Subject: [bc-gnso] FW: Someone responded to: ICANN and Ethics
- From: Phil Corwin <psc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:41:48 +0000
FYI, Bruce Tonkin posted the comment below in his capacity as head of ICANN's
Board Governance Committee in response to my CircleID article.
Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal
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To: Phil Corwin
Subject: Someone responded to: ICANN and Ethics
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ICANN and Ethics
By Bruce Tonkin
Thanks for contributing such a thoughful article on conflicts and ethics issues.
With respect to your concern that the ICANN Board is only concerned with
updating its conflicts approach solely to address the issue of Board
compensation, I can assure you that the Board is looking much wider than that.
The topic will be a area of discussion in the ICANN meeting in Dakar, Senegal.
The Code of Conduct is being reviewed by the Baord Governance Committee, which
separately publishes its minutes.
e.g from: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/minutes-bgc-15aug11-en.htm
"5.Ethics and Conflicts of Interest –
The BGC began a discussion on the issues surrounding Board and staff ethics
issues. The BGC discussed that as a private sector organization, ICANN is
limited in its ability to place restrictions on future employment, though there
are many things that ICANN can do to address these concerns, such as continued
strict adherence and enforcement of confidentiality provisions. The BGC noted
that the conflicts/ethics discussion has been going on within ICANN prior to
the approval of the new gTLD program. The BGC agreed that community discussion
should occur in Dakar about this issue.
Staff to draft proposed guidelines for Board members and staff members, to
provide additional information and guidance through the use of examples, for
BGC consideration at its September workshop, in preparation for community
discussion in October. "
Further action was also taken at the Board Governance Committee meeting last
week, and minutes will be posted to the ICANN website once approved.
Chair, ICANN Board Governance Committee
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