[Gnso-epdp-team] Email discussion for THURSDAY meeting

Mueller, Milton L milton at gatech.edu
Tue Sep 11 12:22:02 UTC 2018

With that legitimate purpose confirmed, those supporting the removal of "identifying” (NCSG and registrars) would be asked to describe how including “identifying” unnecessarily reveals personal data that the word “contacting” does not.

MM: Kurt, this should be obvious, but let’s not forget (as everyone repeatedly does) that we are talking about PURPOSES and so if a purpose of ICANN/Whois data collection is to “identify” registrants to anyone in the public then all kinds of data collection would be authorized.

A brief look at definitions and synonyms for “identifying” indicates that it is a manner in which to establish contact - so without being conclusory, this might work out the same from a data perspective in either case.

MM: What? I have been through 4 dictionary and web definitions and have not once seen the two equated. Your look was apparently too brief and too distorted. Identifying and contacting are not defined in the same way and never have been in the identity literature. Think of the occluded email address – it allows contact but does not identify.

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