The Article 29 Working Party represents the data protection authorities of all 28 member states of the European Union. In many instances the individual DPAs prefer to rely on a high level communication from the Article 29 Working Party rather than taking individual action. As data protection law in the EU has been fairly harmonious for years this approach made a lot of sense. … [Read more...] about European Data Protection Authorities Send Clear Message to ICANN
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ICANN has been sent a letter by the European Data Protection Supervisor calling them out with respect to both data collection, retention and privacy within the context of the 2013 Registrar contract (RAA). The letter is the first instance of one, to my knowledge, which makes reference to the ECJ's recent ruling that rendered the data retention directive null and … [Read more...] about European Data Protection Supervisor Smacks ICANN Over Privacy Issues With 2013 RAA
The French data protection authorities have fined Google 150000 Euro and obliged them to put a notice on their home page announcing the fine: The fine is the largest ever levied against a company in France and is due to both the seriousness of the data privacy issues and the number of of them (I'm paraphrasing): La sanction pécuniaire décidée constitue le montant le … [Read more...] about French DPC Slaps Google With 150k Fine
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
The Article 29 Working Party has written to ICANN to express their concerns about some of the "asks" being tabled by law enforcement in the RAA negotiations. They focus on two areas of contention: Annual re-verification of contact details Data retention In both instances they find that the "asks" are in violation of EU law. They've also given ICANN a standing … [Read more...] about Article 29 Working Party Deem RAA Asks In Violation of EU Law