[At-Large] Huge Achievement for At Large /Was ICANN Hires First Consumer Safeguards Director

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Wed May 24 06:23:24 UTC 2017

Dear All,

When I read this news, I could not help but think of the work over the
years on addressing consumer rights and issues by the wider At Large
community, previous Executives of RALOs around the world and previous ALAC
members and At Large representatives to the Board over the years. This is a
win for ALL!!

Special acknowledgement to all the Accredited At Large Structures who over
the years have contributed to raising issues related to end users from
AFRALO, APRALO, EURALO, LACRALO, NARALO. The future has arrived.

Celebrations AT LARGE!

Warm Regards,

Sala T

[Signing in from Vanuatu]
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Subject: ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Hires First Consumer Safeguards Director
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[image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> News Alert

ICANN Hires First Consumer Safeguards Director

23 May 2017

LOS ANGELES – 23 May 2017 – ICANN announced today that Bryan Schilling will
be joining as the organization's first Consumer Safeguards Director,
reporting directly to Jamie Hedlund, SVP Contractual Compliance and
Consumer Safeguards. Bryan brings over 15 years of international law and
government affairs experience to ICANN, the majority of which is derived
from working on data privacy and technology issues in the global law
enforcement and security space.
[image: ICANN Hires First Consumer Safeguards Director]

Speaking about the role, Schilling commented, "Over the years, I've
developed a passion for finding ways to balance the competing rights and
needs of individual users, businesses, intellectual property owners and law

He went on to add, "I'm excited to bring that passion to Jamie's team and
to the ICANN community to raise awareness of ICANN's current safeguards,
facilitate discussion across stakeholders concerning additional ways ICANN
could potentially improve its safeguard mechanisms and help the community
formulate other collaborative means to address illegal, infringing, and
abusive activity impacting the DNS."

A wide array of strong, experienced candidates applied for the role, but
Schilling stood out due to his work on Internet public policy issues with
industry, civil society and government. "Bryan's experience, energy and
passion are a great addition to ICANN," said Hedlund. "He will hit the
ground running, meeting with stakeholders in Johannesburg and afterwards to
catalyze the community discussion on consumer safeguards. Bryan will apply
his strong analytical and engagement skills to facilitate community
dialogue on the efficacy of existing consumer safeguards, potential
enhancements, limits on ICANN's authority and expertise, and voluntary
initiatives to combat abuse."

For several years, Bryan served as an Assistant General Counsel with the
United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Office of General
Counsel. Working in the agency's National Security Law Branch, he
collaborated with U.S. and international law enforcement officers,
prosecutors and analysts on cross-border terrorism matters. He also
provided legal support to criminal and cyber investigations including
matters impacting the Internet and the Domain Name System.

After the FBI, Bryan went on to work for global technology and
manufacturing companies, including Microsoft and Google. In those roles, he
worked with his colleagues, non-governmental organizations, industry
counterparts and government agencies on cross-border regulatory compliance
matters, cybersecurity, privacy, transparency, and legal issues surrounding
government access to user data.

Bryan began his legal career in private practice in Washington, D.C. and he
is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Law and the
University of Cincinnati's College of Arts and Sciences.

Bryan will work out of ICANN's Los Angeles office starting 1 June 2017.
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