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[bc-gnso] FILED: BC comment on proposed ICANN Expected Standards of Behaviors

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  • Subject: [bc-gnso] FILED: BC comment on proposed ICANN Expected Standards of Behaviors
  • From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:52:59 +0000

Today we filed comment on proposed ICANN Expected Standards of Behaviors (below 
and attached).
Thanks to Denise Michel for drafting and to Marilyn Cade for edits.

The Business Constituency (BC) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments 
regarding proposed revisions to the ICANN Expected Standards of Behaviors, 
posted for public comment on 16-May-2016 at 

BC members take expected standards of behavior very seriously and are committed 
to supporting their evolution and effective implementation at ICANN. All 
members of the ICANN community (including volunteers, Board members and staff) 
must treat each other in a professional manner and behave professionally while 
participating in ICANN, both in-person and online. Sexual harassment must not 
be tolerated. ICANN needs clear policies, guidelines and procedures to make 
this a reality. This proposal is a start, but more work is needed.

The BC has no objection to staff basically using the Internet Engineering Task 
Force’s policy on 
 but meaningful guidelines and procedures also are needed. For example, the 
proposed standards lack any examples or supporting materials to help 
individuals from cultures around the world gain a common understanding of what 
is expected. Further, the proposed standards lack any procedure for aggrieved 
individuals (including a procedure for immediate intervention), an especially 
critical element in sexual harassment or other forms of harassment.

The “Relevant Resources” and “Additional Information” sections of this public 
comment page are empty. It would be helpful if material were posted along with 
the proposed standards to indicate what due diligence has been done to support 
this work.  Details also are lacking on the referenced “additional work” that 
will be undertaken. Please provide the community with a timeline and project 
details so the community can have more confidence that this matter will receive 
the attention it deserves.

This comment was drafted by Denise Michel and edits were provided by Marilyn 
Cade.  It was approved in accord with the BC Charter.

Steve DelBianco
Vice chair for policy coordination
ICANN Business Constituency

Attachment: BC comment on revisions to ICANN Standards of Behaviors.pdf
Description: BC comment on revisions to ICANN Standards of Behaviors.pdf

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