[registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] [GTLD-WG] Next possible move related to GDPR

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Sep 3 19:37:12 UTC 2018

Evan, that is fine for a report, but it is less clear what that means 
for participation in a process such as the edpd.

Let us hypothesize that there are 4 billion users and 2% of them are 
gTLD registrants (80,000,000). Does that mean that Hadia and I should 
push strongly for law enforcement and cybersecurity professionals to 
have good access most of the time, but for 2% of the time we strongly 
support those who want to minimize their access because they do not 
believe that there is sufficient justification to infringe on 
registrant privacy (ie the "privacy fetishists  ;-) )?

That will not give us much credibility!

Remember, it is not a case of nit providing privacy for those who are 
granted those rights under GDPR or similar legislation. That is a given!


At 03/09/2018 01:35 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>In previous policy activity (IIRC it was with the Red Cross / IOC CCWG) the
>group I was in had similar challenges. So in the final report issues and
>positions were broken down this way:
>1) Consensus (rough rather than unanimity)
>2) Strong support but significant opposition
>3) Minority position
>4) Divergence without clear direction
>It's not unreasonable to do this, recognizing both majority and minority
>views. It might help to also readers to identify if opposition or minority
>views are held by identifiable subgroups (ie, members of At-Large who are
>also registrants or associated with contracted parties, or from a
>particular geographical region).
>Consensus is great, but if unavailable ought not to be replaced with
>tyranny of the majority. We owe our community the honesty to recognize
>diversity, not just in the makeup of our leadership but also in the makeup
>of our positions.
>PS: I want to thank Greg for adding the phrase "privacy fetishists" to my
>ICANN lexicon. It's a more useful phrase than it should be.
>Evan Leibovitch, Toronto
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