[At-Large] I: Confidentiality

Roberto Gaetano roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 17 17:36:00 UTC 2013

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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 we
had discussed and agreed in Buenos Aires our common position. The wider the
number of people that have access to a piece of information, the higher the
risk that we have leaking data, and from that on the step to the information
being public is very small.

·         BCEC has taken the issue of confidentiality very seriously, I have
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 evaluation
by the voters, although being a theoretically valid question, brings as a
corollary the question on why should the voters also not have access to the
reference letters for all candidates. You see that, step by step, we can
undermine completely the confidentiality, and therefore the trust in the

·         The ALAC can decide to open up to a larger audience but I would
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.




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