[At-Large] Huge Achievement for At Large /Was ICANN Hires First Consumer Safeguards Director
derek at aa419.org
Wed May 24 17:50:48 UTC 2017
This is the excellent news. A great shout out and thank you to you all
who pushed for this.
Artists Against 419
On 2017-05-24 08:23 AM, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro wrote:
> 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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> Date: Wed, May 24, 2017 at 11:33 AM
> Subject: ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Hires First Consumer Safeguards
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> 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.
> 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 enforcement."
> 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
> 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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