[registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] Draft EPDP Response to the Interim Report

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sun Dec 9 20:24:06 UTC 2018

The first draft of the EPDP Response is now uploaded. It is essentially the same as that presented on the CPWG call on 28 Nov 2018.

One point on which there was significant discussion on the call was whether we should support geographic differentiation - that is, only apply redaction if the geographic location of the registrar/registry and the registrant warrant it or allow contracted parties ot redact for all registrations. When this was previously discussed, there was quite a divide between those who felt we should differentiate, and those who felt that a contracted party could decide whether to do it or not (ie a registrar, for instance) could decide to treat all registrants as if they were in the EU, and similarly a registrar outside of the EU (with no connection there) could also redact all data.

One of the things that has changed is that the European Data Protection Board has recently issued a document making it clear that an organization with NO presence or processing in the EU, offering services through the web, could have EU-based customers and not be subject to the GDPR - IF they do not explicitly target EU customers. Simple availability of a website in the EU does not constitute targeting. That take a large number of contracted parties who many of us had thought would be subject to the GDPR out of the game. See  Guidelines 3/2018 on the territorial scope of the GDPR<https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/99484375/edpb_guidelines_3_2018_territorial_scope_en.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1544386236959&api=v2>.

On the CPWG when the question as ask about supporting geographic differentiation (oe Registrars/Registries should only redact when GDPR requires it, the overwhelming number agree (via check marks or voiced comments). This position is reflected in answers 86 and 89.

Please add your comments on any of the replies to the wiki - https://community.icann.org/x/1wLuBQ.

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