[CCWG-ACCT] Reference for legal subteam

Jonathan Zuck JZuck at actonline.org
Wed Apr 8 10:49:48 UTC 2015


Jonathan Zuck
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From: accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 6:46 AM
To: Kieren McCarthy; Jacob Malthouse
Cc: Accountability Cross Community
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] Reference for legal subteam

Hello Kieran,

>>   I think ICANN has gone too far down the route of heavy, formal reviews. If there is a group that the Board is effectively obliged to listen to, then small improvements to accountability processes can be made over time with focussed, more frequent discussions.

Agreed.  WE  have at least 8 reviews I thin coming up in the next 12 months or so.  Each review kicks of $ millions of work for consultants - that doesn't always produce results that justify the cost and time of all involved.

I am thinking that the next round of reviews should focus on assessing whether the changes made from the last review have been effective - and potentially refine those changes further so they are effective.   These reviews should be time boxed - e.g to take the period starting and end with an ICANN public meeting- rather than year long reviews that kick of 5 years of project work.

For example in the WHOIS area - the registrar agreement were changed to require email and postal address checks.   It would be worth seeing if these have made any dent in making it easier to track down criminals.

Bruce Tonkin

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