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

Christian de Larrinaga cdel at firsthand.net
Fri Feb 19 16:05:41 UTC 2021

As CCPA is overt about. These issues are basically considered "business"
measures applying to businesses doing business in a territory over one
or more thresholds.

So they will increasingly be managed in "Trade Deals". 

Which of course puts ICANN back in its box (regulatory wise).

I don't see this causing "Internet" fragmentation in the sense you lose
logical global end to end connectivity but it may well lead
to disparities in service availability in the same way that you have to
have a local licence to play a DVD in your region or perform a song in

So it is very likely that the availability of services from particular
business and regulatory entities will increasingly fragment.

I note that today being in the UK someone ism no longer eligible to register a .eu domain for
instance. That has nothing to do with "privacy" rights and everything to
do with politics. 

On Fri 19 Feb 2021 at 11:46, Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond via At-Large <at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org> wrote:

> You are right, Karl, and then what happens when other authorities start 
> with their extra-territorial demands? Is the space going to turn into a 
> regulation minefield? Is it going to cause a break-up of the Internet 
> space? Or will it be so complex, only the largest players like the GAFAs 
> have the resources to navigate the legislation thus killing off any 
> smaller players and aiding consolidation, which we all agree is a bad 
> thing for competition?
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier
> On 19/02/2021 10:59, Karl Auerbach wrote:
>> 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.
>> https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa
>>     --karl--
>> 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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