Comment on the "Preliminary task force report on a policy recommendation and advice on a procedure for handling conflicts between a registrar/registry's legal obligations under privacy law and their contractual obligations to ICANN," (dated September 13, 2005.)
The recommendations contained in this report are to be applauded. It is right and important that ICANN take steps to protect privacy.
However, the proposals would be better if they were stronger. Ultimately, ICANN should not incorporate privacy law by exception but as a matter of right and principle.
Hans Klein Director, Internet and Public Policy Project Associate Professor School of Public Policy, MC:0345 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332-0345 USA Tel: +1 404-894-2258 Fax: +1 404-894-0535 hans.klein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx www.IP3.gatech.edu