Encryption is key to commerce online. Anything that weakens it is a threat to the digital economy, so the FBI vs Apple case is something that a lot of people are watching very closely. I posted about the case on my company's blog the other day and the case and its implications have been covered widely in the media. The most recent development is that Apple has filed … [Read more...] about FBI vs Apple: A Bit Of Light Reading
ICANN comment periods on policy proposals don't normally garner much attention. In the case of the current comment period on proxy / privacy services, however, things are very different. To date several thousand comments have been filed, while the topic of the policy proposals has received media attention across hundreds of outlets. Today, however, I noticed some people … [Read more...] about .WTF Domain Being Used In Privacy Campaign
ICANN has opened a comment period in relation to whois conflicts with local law / data privacy law. Of course anytime ICANN, or anyone else, tries to make any changes to whois policy there are issues. Whois is, for a variety of reasons, an emotive subject. One of the areas that Article 29, several registries located in the EU and a number of registrars (including … [Read more...] about Help ICANN Fix Whois Conflicts With Data Privacy Law!
ICANN has been sent another letter by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. However it still isn't on ICANN's correspondence page - I found it on the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party's site. The letter, which was signed by all 28 members and represents the legal position of all 28 member states of the European Union, is diplomatic, but pretty clear. Short … [Read more...] about Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party To ICANN – Maybe You’re Hard Of Hearing?
The 2013 RAA was approved by ICANN's board of directors less than a week ago. The new contract introduces a number of new obligations on ICANN accredited registrars, among them are several related to data validation, verification and retention. The Article 29 Working Party, however, has written to ICANN and made it very clear that it views these requirements to be … [Read more...] about Article 29 Working Party To ICANN – EU Registrars Exempt From Data Retention Requirements