cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
Tue Dec 17 19:01:33 UTC 2013
> 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 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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