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comment on wois review team - definitions

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  • Subject: comment on wois review team - definitions
  • From: "Kris Dehing" <dehing.lex@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 10:49:51 +0200

 From a legal point of view, we suggest to refine the proposed definitions as
follows :





Applicable laws


Includes any and all locally applicable laws and legislation in force that
regulate and/or control use, access, and disclosure of personally
identifiable information .

It may also include other relevant legal requirements , including but not
limited to U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights etc..


Justification :


*       'all local and national laws': the restriction 'national' is to
narrow, indeed the regulatory system may imply transnational prescriptions
(for example treaty law provisions) that locally apply
*       further we suggest to add the concept of 'legislation in force' to
the definition, what at our opinion reflects more accurately the intended
reach of regulation 
*       'legal obligations' is relating to 'engagements', 'legal
requirements' or 'legal requirements and obligations' might be more
appropriately formulated
*       'included but not limited to' : to avoid any possibility of an
excessively restricted interpretation   





Consumer w.r.t. WHOIS data and WHOIS Service may mean: any consumer that
acts as a Producer of WHOIS data, Maintainer of WHOIS data and Provider of
WHOIS Service, ore Use of WHOIS data (e.g. individuals commercial or
non-commercial entities who query or consult the WHOIS data)   


Justification : 


*       I doubt whether it's opportune to postulate the 'legitimate' nature
of the query/consultation. Indeed, anyone can consult these WHOIS data,
legitimately or not, and we don't presume that the WHOIS prescriptions
intend to exclude from their application the non-legitimately seeker for


*       'Use' implies at our opinion query AND consultation 



Yours sincerely,




Kristiaan DEHING


Law office

6-8, Boulevard Marie-Henriette 6-8

Antwerp 2018




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