[At-Large] Confidentiality

Vanda Scartezini vanda at uol.com.br
Tue Dec 17 20:41:03 UTC 2013

I also agree fully with Roberto and the points raised are very relevant.
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On 12/17/13, 17:01, "Christopher Wilkinson" <cw at christopherwilkinson.eu>

>> Good evening:
>May I say that having served on both the ICANN Nominating Committee and
>on the BCEC, I agree with and support the constraints and concerns
>described by Roberto here.
>Regards to you all, and with the Season's Greetings
>> Da: Roberto Gaetano [mailto:roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com]
>> Inviato: martedì 17 dicembre 2013 12:20
>> A: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond (ocl at gih.com)
>> Cc: 'ICANN At-Large Staff'; 'ALAC Working List'
>> Oggetto: Confidentiality
>> I was trying unsuccessfully to ask for the floor after the comments from
>> Tijani and Alan, maybe my line was muted, then I had to go back to my
>> meeting, where I am right now.
>> I would like to go on record saying that:
>> ·         I share completely what Tijani has said ­ as a matter of fact
>> had discussed and agreed in Buenos Aires our common position. The wider
>> number of people that have access to a piece of information, the higher
>> risk that we have leaking data, and from that on the step to the
>> being public is very small.
>> ·         BCEC has taken the issue of confidentiality very seriously, I
>> consulted with the NomCom Chair and with ICANN General Counsel and then
>> decided to require the non-disclosure to be signed by all, before giving
>> access to confidential material.
>> ·         If the principle of access to the current Board member
>> by the voters, although being a theoretically valid question, brings as
>> corollary the question on why should the voters also not have access to
>> reference letters for all candidates. You see that, step by step, we can
>> undermine completely the confidentiality, and therefore the trust in the
>> process.
>> ·         The ALAC can decide to open up to a larger audience but I
>> strongly recommend, if you do so, to at least require a non-disclosure
>> similar to the one that BCEC members have signed. I would also
>>encourage you
>> to look for advice by General Counsel.
>> ·         The hypothesis of having BCEC members to informally share
>> information with the regional voters is in open violation of the
>> confidentiality agreement signed by BCEC members.
>> Thanks,
>> Roberto
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