[At-Large] [ALAC-Announce] A briefing by the European Commission

Karl Auerbach karl at cavebear.com
Fri Feb 19 09:59:07 UTC 2021

While it is easy to focus on the GDPR one must not forget that as a 
California public-benefit/non-profit corporation, ICANN is subject to 
California's new privacy protection law, the CCPA, which is considered 
by some to be GDPR on steroids.  While the CCPA's extent may not extend 
beyond California residents, the state does tend to have a large footprint.



On 2/19/21 12:39 AM, Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond via At-Large wrote:
> Hello all,
> I recommended this Webinar as it feels somehow as a milestone in 
> ICANN's history.
> The GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation, that was rolled out and 
> enforced by the European Commission, had a big impact on ICANN's 
> registration directory services. Whilst a replacement to WHOIS, the 
> database of domain name registrants, has been in research for many 
> years, the GDPR has changed the game and ICANN had to create an 
> "expedited policy development process - EPDP" in the GNSO to create 
> new rules relating to the access to registration data. That work is 
> still in progress

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