[cc-humanrights] R: Potential Research Topics on SCR and HR

CASSA Concettina cassa at agid.gov.it
Mon Mar 30 15:05:15 UTC 2015

Thanks Monika ,
I find your list very useful.

I don’t know  if  it could be of some interest for the HR group the fact that in Italy a specific Commission has been constituted by the Chamber of Deputies in order to manage rights and obligations on Internet. Commission has issued ( last October) the “Internet Bill of Rights” draft document and there is a  public consultation on that at the moment. The public consultation lasted 4 months and will end tomorrow , 31st of March. After that a new version of the document will be issued and probably it will be forwarded by the Italian government to the European commission. Please let me know if the initiative could be interesting for the HR Group.

Best regards,
Concettina Cassa  (nickname Titti)

Da: cc-humanrights-bounces at icann.org [mailto:cc-humanrights-bounces at icann.org] Per conto di Zalnieriute, Monika
Inviato: lunedì 30 marzo 2015 13:49
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Oggetto: [cc-humanrights] Potential Research Topics on SCR and HR

Hi everyone,

Here I send my list on potential research topics/issues for future papers (for Buenos Aires), everyone is welcome suggest their insights & propose other topics and issues. Here it is:

1.      Paper on Corporate Social Responsibility of ICANN:
•       Pointing to the experiences of other corporations;
•       What have the other big communications/other Internet-related companies done to comply with their CSR duties;
•       How they did it;
•       Why they did it;
•       And what ICANN could learn from them;
•       So such paper would be several examples discussed and suggestions for ICANN.

2.      Paper with the analysis of the WHOIS 'update' & 'revision' and the new system proposed system to replace (so mainly data protection and privacy concerns).

3.      Paper on the UDRP Problematic Issues:
•       Free Speech;
•       Right to Fair Trial & Due Process Concerns.

4.      Paper pointing potential policy areas needing HR impact assessments:
•       what such HR assessments would change ;
•       Why ICANN needs them;
•       (although overall, I am not yet in a position to overview them all, Stephanie mentioned this, she perhaps is much more suitable for such a task).

5.      Paper analyzing issues on .gay application
•       Highlighting many problems involved (although not sure if that is super needed, as it seems to be finally moving somewhere..)

6.      Paper on ICANN - Accountability & Transparency –
•       Focus on totally procedural aspects, not substantial (so no more HR as such, no free speech, no privacy);
•       Might be with a focus on IANA transition, if needed.

My own opinion: lets focus on CSR in Buenos Aires to gain even more support from more actors as well as make to make it totally clear that we don’t expect ICANN to be that ‘champion of HR’.

Let me know what do You think, will be waiting for suggestions and comments;

Best wishes and will hear You all soon,



Dr. Monika Zalnieriute

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