[CCWG-ACCT] "Christmas trees" and "Consumer Trust" in Article 1 of the Bylaws

Burr, Becky Becky.Burr at neustar.biz
Wed Jan 13 15:59:35 UTC 2016

I understand your point Avri, but (as I said, unlike the HR issue) we have
had no real dialogue on what ³consumer trust² encompasses (outside of the
new gTLD review context), so it seems to me that moving the issue to WS2
is the only possible approach.

J. Beckwith Burr 
Neustar, Inc. / Deputy
General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
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On 1/12/16, 5:42 PM, "Avri Doria" <avri at acm.org> wrote:

>Not sure I buy into the Xmas tree analogy, especially when trying to
>delineate values.
>And while I have not had to make this argument in a while, I still
>maintain that as a vassal of the NTIA, ICANN would have been constrained
>to respect human rights and that the loss of NTIA forces us to take some
>responsibility for that as a corporation, especially in regard to an
>open Internet. 
>I still find it rather shocking and depressing that many, including our
>Board are fighting against human rights so hard at iCANN.  Option 2b
>would be a travesty and 2c is just a fig leaf, better than nothing, but
>As for consumer trust, that may be a similar situation.  NTIA has shown
>by its participation in the AOC how much it cares about consumer trust,
>and I think that if the complaints against ICANN for consumer issues got
>any worse than they are, we would hear about from the NTIA and it  would
>be a consideration for any IANA renewal.  I would hope that they would
>reject any plan that did not promise an effort to maintain and improve
>On 12-Jan-16 16:30, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 07:08:20PM +0000, Burr, Becky wrote:
>>> The language on human rights would be a departure from that
>>> standard, and the introduction of a generalized ³consumer trust² role
>>> would be yet another.  Apart from these two concepts, all of the
>>> assigned roles and responsibilities appear in ICANN¹s existing
>>> Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and the White Paper itself.
>> I think the above is an important argument, and it takes on more
>> importance when we reflect on previous observations from the NTIA that
>> this accountability work ought not to be an opportunity to remake
>> Best regards,
>> A
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