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[alac] GAC working session in Luxembourg / Sunday 10 July 2005, 14:00 to 18:00 hours

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  • Subject: [alac] GAC working session in Luxembourg / Sunday 10 July 2005, 14:00 to 18:00 hours
  • From: Bret Fausett <bfausett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 08:19:45 -0700

FYI. This is on calendar for Sunday, July 10th.

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Subject: [council] Proposed Agenda for GAC working session in Luxembourg on Sunday 10 July 2005, 14:00 to 18:00 hours
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 21:25:26 +1000
From: Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Jordyn A. Buchanan <jordyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, John Jeffrey <jeffrey@xxxxxxxxx>, Paul Twomey <twomey@xxxxxxxxx>, Paul Verhoef <paul.verhoef@xxxxxxxxx>

Hello All,

During the last Council call, Suzanne Sene (GAC liaison to the GNSO
Council)  reported that the GAC is planning a workshop on Sunday 10 July
2005 from 14:00 to 18:00, to which the GNSO, ccNSO, and ASO Councils
will be invited.

Below is the proposed agenda provided to me by Suzanne.

Bruce Tonkin



Purpose:        Broaden understanding of the diverse aspects of domain
name and IP address data maintained by registries and registrars, the
public display of this data via WHOIS services, and the impact of the
data on combating illegal activities on the Internet.

Format: Panels of speakers drawn from the ICANN community who
are involved in combating illegal activities, including governments/law
enforcement agencies, registrars, registries, and ISPs.

Session is an invitational working session, intended for all GAC
members, with invitation to the Councils of the relevant ICANN
Supporting Organizations, relevant ICANN staff and invited guest
speakers/participants. The session will not be open to other attendance.

Timeframe: 1400 - 1800 [4 hours]

Welcoming Comments and Overview of Purpose of the Working Session: GAC
WG 1 Convenor, 10 minutes

14:10 - 15:00 SESSION 1 - Setting the Stage: The GNSO past and present work on WHOIS
service (this session will provide background on the domain name and IP
address data collected and maintained by registries and registrars [and
RIRs?], and the evolution of public access to this data via WHOIS

Opening Speaker: Bruce Tonkin, CTO, Melbourne IT Time: 20 minutes

Panel: Past and Present Work of GNSO on WHOIS Policy Past Task Force Co-chairs Marilyn Cade and Antonio Harris will report on
previous TF work and resulting consensus policy; and the Current Task
Force Chair Jordyn Buchanan will present an overview of the present Task
Force's work to date and work in progress
Time: 20 minutes

Discussion - Questions for Clarification from audience:   Facilitator:
Time:           10 - 15 Minutes

Session Closure/ Continuity (Chair Summary and introduce second session)


SESSION 2  - Law Enforcement: Experiences and Perspectives (50-60
NOTE:  All proposed organizations/country representatives are

Speaker 1 - Interpol (pending) summarise the extent of criminal activity
and international collaboration in areas such as child pornography,
illegal drug sales, money laundering, trafficking in persons, etc.
Speaker:                T.B.A.
Time:           10  Minutes

Speaker 2 -  UK law enforcement agency rep (pending)
      Speaker:     T.B.A.
       Time:      10 minutes

Speaker 3 - Australian Law Enforcement (Australian High Tech Crime
Centre) describing range of criminal activity (pornography, paedophilia,
etc.) (pending)

Speaker:                T.B.A.
Time:           10 Minutes

Speaker 4 ?-  Other GAC Law enforcement agency (Netherlands, Spain,
Discussion:  Law enforcement representatives attending share experiences
Time:  20 minutes

Session Closure/ Continuity (Chair Summary and introduce third session)

     16:00 - 17:00

SESSION 3 - The Experiences and Perspectives of Registries, Registrars
and ISPs as intermediaries in investigations

NOTE:  This portion of the agenda remains under development, pending
input from the GNSO Council Chair, the ccNSO Council Chair and other
potential invited speakers/attendees

Panel 1:  Registrar and ISP Speakers T.B.A. (up to three) describing the
kinds of illegal activities that are being combated, experiences and
discussions about steps taken in response, including interactions with
law enforcement, pursuing take-down of illegal content, cooperating in
investigations, etc.

Time frame:  25 minutes [ five to eight minutes each]

Panel 2: Registry speakers providing information on data
collection/storage policies and public display of some of this data via
WHOIS service, experiences with illegal activities and typical requests
received from law enforcement agencies. Tentative list includes CENTR
representative and European ccTLD representative (e.g. Nominet);
possible speakers from .CA, .AU, others? Time: 30 minutes [five min each]

1700-1720: Roundtable responses by Presenters to Questions from
Audience/participants Facilitator: Chair and all Presenters Time: 20 Minutes

Workshop Closure/Wrap Up: Tour de Table from GAC members regarding
their experiences balancing policy goals/relationships/tensions Time: 30 Minutes

Summary: GAC GNSO WG Convenor Rapporteur(s): GNSO Secretariat, ICANN staff, and/or GAC Secretariat
(need to confirm availability)

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