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ICANN - Respect Our Privacy

  • To: comments-ppsai-initial-05may15@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: ICANN - Respect Our Privacy
  • From: Aidan Harris <aidan.harris@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 22:48:34 +0100

Dear ICANN – 

Regarding the proposed rules governing companies that provide WHOIS privacy 
services (as set forth in the Privacy and Policy Services Accreditation Issues 
Policy document): 

I urge you to respect internet users' rights to privacy and due process. 
- Everyone deserves the right to privacy. 
- No one’s personal information should be revealed without a court order, 
regardless of whether the request comes from a private individual or law 
enforcement agency. 

Whatever you decide to do know that my magic crystal ball has spoken to me and 
told me that this cannot possibly go down well for you should you fail to do 
the right thing. Requiring a court order is in place for a very good reason. It 
ensures that each case is viewed and protects against abuse. Having to reveal 
private and sensitive information to a copyright holder on a "because we say 
so" basis is contrary to everything ICANN should stand for. ICANN you have a 
responsibility to ensure the safety and privacy of all domain name registrants. 

Private information should be kept private. Thank you.

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