[Gnso-epdp-team] Resignation Redux

Emily Taylor emily.taylor at oxil.co.uk
Fri Feb 22 09:58:49 UTC 2019

Dear Kurt

I was very sorry to read your message. I really regret that you have
decided to resign, and wish we could persuade you to reconsider.

You have worked heroically to steer this group, and coordinate with our
excellent staff team behind the scenes. We are all exhausted after the
efforts of this process but know that you have put in massive amounts of
work to prepare for the calls, the agendas, figuring out what the hell we
were supposed to be doing, when many of us were just trying (and sometimes
failing) to show up for the calls!

It has been a privilege to work with you. You can feel immensely proud of
the work you have done for the ICANN community. The final report is
something we can all reflect on with pride. It is a matter of regret that
not all of us felt able to support it in its final form - I believe it
moves the state of knowledge forward about the interaction between privacy
laws and the WHOIS.

Look forward to seeing you again in Kobe.

Warmest regards and heartfelt thanks for your work.


On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 9:18 AM Thomas Rickert <epdp at gdpr.ninja> wrote:

> Hi Kurt,
> this is sad news.
> I guess it is fair to say that this EPDP is amongst the most demanding
> projects ICANN has ever had. You and our excellent staff team have taken us
> further than most in the community thought we could ever get.
> Thanks for your dedication and tireless work, your professionalism and
> your kindness. Kudos and get some deserved rest now!!
> See you soon and all the best,
> Thomas
> > Am 22.02.2019 um 01:23 schrieb Kurt Pritz <kurt at kjpritz.com>:
> >
> > Hi Everyone:
> >
> > I am sorry that you learned about me resigning my position as EPDP Chair
> by being copied on the resignation notice. It’s not good form but I thought
> it better to let my boss know first so that he doesn’t hear it from someone
> else.
> >
> > I am glad to have worked with you - getting to know some of you for the
> first time and some of you better than I did before this. I will continue
> to lead and aid the transition of leadership however it is required. I am
> also happy to chat informally about any topic.
> >
> > During the last several months, many of you provided signs of support -
> small and large, inadvertent and intentional. They were always appreciated
> and important to me, and never went unnoticed. I also appreciated the
> criticism that was offered, as it was always constructive.
> >
> > To the Support Team, you’ll hear more from me later.
> >
> > I’ll see you on the next call or in Kobe.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Kurt
> >
> >
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