[gnso-ppsc] RE: [gnso-ppsc-pdp] PDP practice of confidential reports on public policy mattes is inappropriate
- To: "Robin Gross" <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Gnso-ppsc-pdp@xxxxxxxxx" <gnso-ppsc-pdp@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [gnso-ppsc] RE: [gnso-ppsc-pdp] PDP practice of confidential reports on public policy mattes is inappropriate
- From: "Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 21:21:57 -0500
Thanks Robin for this comment. Robin brings up a point that was
discussed on the last call. I know the registry constituency has
expressed a similar sentiment. It would be great for others to weigh in
on this as well.
Jeffrey J. Neuman
Neustar, Inc. / Vice President, Law & Policy
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[mailto:owner-gnso-ppsc-pdp@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robin Gross
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 6:06 PM
Subject: [gnso-ppsc-pdp] PDP practice of confidential reports on public
policy mattes is inappropriate
I do not believe there should be a standard practice for the ICANN staff
to send the ICANN Board a confidential report to accompany the public
report. which the GNSO approves of.
I'm especially concerned since we hear the board often only reads the
staff prepared report, which means the community really has no idea what
the staff is saying to the board, and thus upon what information
decisions are being made.
Certainly there can be exceptional circumstances when there is a
legitimate reason to provide confidential advice to the board from the
staff - but that should be on a case by case basis, where legitimate
need is demonstrated. However a standard PDP practice of a private
report on policy matters goes against all of ICANN's promises about
being transparent in its policy process. It is time to put an end to
the practice of confidential reports on matters of public deliberation.
Robin Gross, Executive Director
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