[AFRI-Discuss] Call for Volunteers: GNSO Expedited PDP on Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Jul 10 23:52:08 UTC 2018

In light of the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), 
the ICANN Board enacted a temporary policy governing WHOIS (now know 
as Registration Data) effective 25 May 2018. This temporary policy 
must be replaced by a permanent policy within one year. To take this 
action, the GNSO has initiated and Expedited Policy Development 
Policy. The Charted for this process is expected to be approved by 
the GNSO on 19 July 2018, and a group convened to develop the policy 
will be convened soon after.

Although the membership quotas of this group will not be definitively 
known until the charter is approved, at this point we expect that the 
ALAC will be given three Members and three Alternates. It is expected 
that Alternates may only actively participate if a Member is not 
available, but would be expected to be prepared to participate if needed.

Members and Alternates representing the ALAC will work as a team to 
develop an ALAC position and strive to appropriately effect the 
policy effort. There will be regular consultation with the ALAC and At-Large.

Since the policy must be in place by 25 May 2019, it is expected that 
a draft policy will be prepared in time for the ICANN63 meeting in 
late October 2018.

Membership in the EPDP is expected to require up to 30 hours per 
week, starting immediately and at least for the first 4 months, and 
probably a lower but still significant commitment until mid-2018. The 
GNSO is also setting some very specific criteria for participation. 
Although the list may change, the current requirements are as follows:

    * Have sufficient and appropriate motivation, availability and 
expertise to participate in the substance of the work of the EPDP 
Team. Appropriate experience could, for example, include experience 
with the previous RDS/WHOIS policy development processes, task 
forces, or implementation review teams, or participation in EWG efforts;
    * Commit to abide by the EPDP Team Commitment Statement, and to 
accept the consequences of non-compliance as may be determined by the 
EPDP leadership or appointing group;
    * Commit to build consensus on issues within the scope of this EPDP;
    * Commit to actively participate in the activities of the EPDP on 
an on-going and long-term basis, for a period of no less than 
one-year, with the highest intensity expected in the first six to 
eight months;
    * Solicit and communicate (where appropriate) the views and 
concerns of individuals in the group that appoints them;
    * Commit to abide to the charter when participating in the EPDP Team;
    * Understand the needs of the Internet communities that ICANN 
serves (standards, domains and numbers);
    * Commit to attend any provided introductory training courses, 
e.g., privacy, trademarks, registrar operations, DNS, etc.
    * Understand the broader ecosystem (the Internet Community) in 
which ICANN operates and the needs of those working on other aspects 
of the Internet industry.

Membership and participation will be on behalf of the ALAC and not 
representing personal views.

Expressions of Interest will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on Friday, 
13 July 2018.

The EoI may be found at https://tinyurl.com/ALAC-EPDP-EoI. If you 
complete the EoI more than once, the last version will be the one used.

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