[council] Fwd: [So-ac-sg-cleaders] Message from Göran Marby on the EC Cybersecurity Strategy

James M. Bladel jbladel at godaddy.com
Mon Sep 18 13:07:13 UTC 2017

Thanks for the context, Erika.  Very helpful!  We’ll need to continue to watch as this develops.


From: Erika Mann <erika at erikamann.com>
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1:51
To: "James M. Bladel" <jbladel at godaddy.com>
Cc: GNSO Council List <council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: Re: [council] Fwd: [So-ac-sg-cleaders] Message from Göran Marby on the EC Cybersecurity Strategy

Thank you James -

this is a Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council (representatives from the 28 European Union Member States). A Communication is not in itself a legal act but a document that announces potential legal acts and action plans.

Keep in mind, the responsibility of the European Union (EU) is limited in the area of cyber security, this is still a political area that is largely not harmonized and therefore remains largely domestically defined. Nonetheless there are certain things the European Union can do to trigger more harmonized operations.

We should certainly watch this field to avoid a potential negative spillover into our area.


On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 3:59 PM, James M. Bladel <jbladel at godaddy.com<mailto:jbladel at godaddy.com>> wrote:
Councilors, FYI.

Thanks -

James Bladel

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From: David Olive <david.olive at icann.org<mailto:david.olive at icann.org>>
Date: Sep 14, 2017, 15:55 -0700
Subject: [So-ac-sg-cleaders] Message from Göran Marby on the EC Cybersecurity Strategy

Dear Community Leaders:

You are maybe aware of this already but if you are not, maybe this is good for you to know. The EC has published a paper about their Cybersecurity strategy. The interesting thing for us is that they mention ICANN:

promoting measures to prevent the abuse of domain names for the distribution of unsolicited messages or phishing attacks. To this end, the Commission will work to improve the functioning of and the availability and accuracy of information in the Domain Name and IP WHOIS[1] systems in line with the efforts of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.’

I honestly do not know if this could have an effect on the DPAs' further work on WHOIS (in relationship to GDPR) as the DPAs are independent in their decision making but I thought this could be interesting to know (if you did not know already).



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