[TSG-Access-RD] Additional information about the concept of independent controllership

Benedict Addis bee at theale.co.uk
Tue Jan 22 16:49:11 UTC 2019

> On 18 Jan 2019, at 12:33, Hollenbeck, Scott via TSG-Access-RD <tsg-access-rd at icann.org> wrote:
> Folks, someone just brought this to my attention:
> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/gnso-epdp-team/2019-January/001220.html
> The document attached to the email describes processing alternatives concerning gTLD registration data. As it says, "This document outlines an alternative approach to joint controllership for identifying the roles and responsibilities of the participants processing gTLD registration data". During our meeting last Tuesday, Göran said (I'm paraphrasing here) that one of the goals of the Unified Access Model would be to have ICANN act as the sole data controller to relieve the contracted parties of that responsibility. Could someone from ICANN please clarify how whatever is being discussed with the EPDP team relates to the guidance we were given on Tuesday?
> Scott

I think Göran said that ICANN would be a controller, to lessen the risk on the CPH.

He didn’t specify whether sole or joint controller.

ICANN legal has a mild preference for the former, and the ePDP a mild preference for the latter.

What’s important is that both sides are open to negotiation!


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