[council] Re: [gnso-ppsc] question of conflict of interest

Neuman, Jeff Jeff.Neuman at neustar.us
Thu Dec 9 00:35:24 UTC 2010

Thanks Avri.  I understand your concern and if those on the PPSC and PDP-WT or the Council believe that I will not be able to do both, I will step down as Chair of both the SC and WT.  

I will note, however, that there is no bylaw or operational procedure that bars a council member from serving as the chair of a working group and I am fine with continuing to serve as well.

That said, I am happy to follow the will of the Council and the policy teams.
Jeffrey J. Neuman, Esq.
Vice President, Law & Policy
NeuStar, Inc.
Jeff.Neuman at neustar.biz

----- Original Message -----
From: Avri Doria [mailto:avri at acm.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 07:22 PM
To: gnso-ppsc at icann.org <gnso-ppsc at icann.org>; Gnso-ppsc-pdp at icann.org <gnso-ppsc-pdp at icann.org>
Subject: [gnso-ppsc] question of conflict of interest


As I have done before in other circumstances, I question the legitimacy of having a chair for the PPSC  or the PDP WT who has ascended to the GNSO council and is one of its vice-chairs    I believe that the influence a council member, who is in the position of approving or disapproving the work of PPSC and its WTs is not consistent with also being a Chair of either the PPSC or of a WT.

This is a personal question at this point, but I will be forwarding this note to the NCSG  to seek their advice on the issue.



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