[council] Community member liability for participation in PDPs

Stephanie Perrin stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca
Sat Apr 28 21:03:47 UTC 2018

Thanks Ayden, I certainly asked the question, and I believe it was Erika 
who said good question....later, not at the same time.  So it should be 
in the transcript around the time I called ICANN a three headed monster....

cheers Stephanie

On 2018-04-28 10:39, Ayden Férdeline wrote:
> Dear all,
> As we enter into discussions around next steps re: RDS/GDPR and 
> entertain the possibility of an Expedited PDP, I wanted to re-raise a 
> question that Stephanie Perrin asked in Abu Dhabi, and to ask whether 
> or not a response to it was received. And if the answer is we did not 
> receive a response, I think it is important we obtain one urgently. 
> If, in order to receive a response, we must put this question on 
> Council letterhead and submit it as a formal piece of correspondence, 
> I would like to suggest that we do so.
> In Abu Dhabi, Stephanie asked the CEO whether community members who 
> participate in Policy Development Processes could be held liable in 
> the event of civil litigation following on from the policies which we 
> develop. She noted that board members, as directors, and employees, as 
> agents of ICANN, have immunity, but wanted to know if ICANN was 
> absorbing this liability too for the community members who participate 
> in the activities of the multistakeholder community. She said we need 
> protection too.
> I would like to be able to pull out a transcript and to quote 
> Stephanie directly, however I have reviewed many of them today and 
> cannot find her question in there. However, I do distinctly remember 
> it being asked and a follow-up question coming from another member of 
> the Council. Maybe I missed it in the transcripts; if so, I would 
> appreciate if someone could please link to this transcript and provide 
> the page number. Thanks!
> Best wishes,
> Ayden Férdeline
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