[Gnso-epdp-team] WSIS Forum - GDPR & ICANN
icann at ferdeline.com
Thu Mar 21 12:37:02 UTC 2019
I am afraid I do not understand why this session is taking place.
May I suggest we re-think whether we even need to present our work at WSIS?
Do we know who from ICANN org will be in attendance? Will there be a large ICANN org staff delegation? In the past when I have gone to WSIS, Theresa Swinehart has been there sitting on the panels, and often other ICANN staff, reading the same slides we've all seen countless times, but the attendance from the 'community' is often sparse - if the room not empty.
Is this session taking place to fulfill a legitimate need to update people on our work, or is it furthering a different goal, i.e. because ICANN is seeking sectoral membership to the ITU and WSIS is an ITU event? I believe ICANN is obliged, as a sponsor of this event, to host a number of workshops - are we just helping ICANN meet its quota?
I don't want to sound too negative here but I'm really not sure what the goal for this session could be. WSIS is no longer an important forum and has been struggling to fill its slots for sessions. They extended the workshop submission deadline multiple times this year.
Mightn't we might be better off focusing our attention planning for Phase 2 of our work?
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On Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:40 PM, Kurt Pritz <kurt at kjpritz.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone:
> I hope you all had a safe, uneventful trip back home.
> I have been contacted by Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond and Nigel Hickson about the upcoming WSIS meeting in Geneva and, in particular, that there will be a session concerning GDPR & ICANN’s work on it.
> Olivier arranged for such a session with the goal that a couple or few members of the EPDP team could attend and present. The session is on Thursday, 4 April. I have included information regarding the session below. There is no travel support available for this. I have looked into going but the Magic Eight-ball says “doubtful” at this point.
> If anyone on the team can attend, please let me know at your earliest convenience - we are looking for 2-3 people.
> Thanks for considering this and best regards,
> WSIS FORUM 2019: 8-12 APRIL; GENEVA – WORKSHOP ON ICANN, THE GDPR AND WHOIS
> The WSIS Forum is a UN organised annual event hosted by ITU to discuss developments since WSIS in 2003/5. Overall information is at https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2019/
> The Agenda for the Forum in April is at https://www.itu.int/en/itu-wsis/Documents/Agenda2019/WF19_DraftAgenda.pdf?cb=5URGIG
> The CCWG IG at ICANN applied for and was granted the following:
> Thematic workshop: ICANN, the GDPR and WHOIS
> Thursday, 16.30 – 18.15
> This Session (organised with our Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) on Internet Governance) will explore the current developments within ICANN since the coming into force of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. It will also provide an update on the current Policy Development process (EPDP) to advise on permanent changes to the way in which registrant data is captured and displayed on the “WHOIS”.
> The Workshop will be comprised of 3-5 panellists and thus having at least two members of the EPDP would be really constructive.
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