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[alac] Fwd: Privacy Conference in Vancouver

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  • Subject: [alac] Fwd: Privacy Conference in Vancouver
  • From: Wendy Seltzer <wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 15:23:02 -0500

Kathy Kleiman asked me to share this invitation with ALAC and with at-large participants who may be in Vancouver. Since the GNSO is currently discussing the purpose of WHOIS and data to be required in WHOIS records for domain name registration, this seems a good way for at-large domain name registrants and users of the DNS to share their thoughts and concerns.

Is this something ALAC could support further by helping at-large individuals who might otherwise go unheard to get to Vancouver?


Privacy Conference:  Building Bridges on ICANN's Whois Questions
Vancouver ICANN Meeting
Tuesday, November 29th,  2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Organizer:  Noncommercial Users Constituency,
Current Sponsors:  NCUC, Public Interest Registry & The Registry Constituency
Draft Agenda

Session I:  Data Protection Commissioners, ccTLDs and Registrars

This session invites Data Protection Commissioners to discuss their data protection laws. It also profiles several ccTLDs and Registrars who have changed their Whois procedures (or are in the midst of changing them) based on these laws. What are the changes? How are they working? How do they allow personal data to be made available to those who need it? (This session will feature considerable time for questions and discussion with the audience.)

Session II: Experts on Other Areas of Internet Privacy

The Whois debate takes place within the larger context of Internet privacy, but in the ICANN community we rarely refer to outside models. How do online service providers, ISPs and others handle requests for personal data in other Internet areas, including chatroom and email identities? What do these models offer in our work on the Whois dilemma?

Session III: Registrars, Registries and NCUC Present Their New Plans for the WHOIS Databases

Registries, Registrar and Noncommercial Users Constituency recently put forward different plans to change the gTLD Whois Database to provide protection for personal data. For the first time in a public forum, they will present and discuss their proposals. (Considerable time for input and discussion with the audience planned.)

Building Bridges to the Public. This Conference will reach out to civic and social Internet-based organization throughout the world. Attracting new organizations with their insights and concerns will help infuse the Conference and GNSO Whois process with a new level of interest and relevance.

Questions/Suggestions. If you have questions, suggestions for speakers, or organizations you think should be invited, please contact Kathryn Kleiman of the Noncommercial Users Constituency at KathrynKl@xxxxxxxx

Open to All

Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

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