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    Privacy EPIC Excluded From ICANN's WHOIS Workshop Committee
    posted by michael on Wednesday June 11 2003, @10:27AM

    K.Kleiman writes "ICANN has posted its list of the President's WHOIS Workshop Committee, and guess what, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is not there. Despite EPIC's tremendous work on the subject, and clear representation of and support by the Noncommercial User's Constituency, it is not included on the list of key people presenting privacy issues on WHOIS to the public and the ICANN community." Updated



    "It is EPIC's excellent report that triggered closer examination of the many WHOIS privacy issues. It is astounding to me that no one from the Noncommercial Community or the US privacy community is on this Committee-- and most specifically EPIC. Anyone care to explain?

    Kathryn Kleiman

    President's WHOIS Workshop Committee:
    Elana Broitman
    Marilyn Cade
    Steve Crocker
    Sabine Dolderer
    Robin Layton
    Michael Palage
    George Papapavlou
    Mike Roberts (Chair)
    Thomas Roessler

    From ICANN Website: 'The Whois workshop is intended to initiate a period of discussion within the ICANN community on Whois and related privacy and other issues.'"

    Update: 06/11 19:17 GMT by M: Editor's note: The original title of this item stated that the Non-commercial Users' Community had no representative on the committee. I changed that, since I wasn't sure who Thomas Roessler represented. I've since learned he represents the ALAC.

    I think Dr. Twomey owes the non-commercial community an explanation as to why it's been excluded from this body -- as it was so often excluded from committees under the previous regimes. We are all owed an explanation as to why EPIC -- arguably the leading cyber-privacy group in the English-speaking world, and certainly one of the top three -- was excluded. -mf]

     
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    Re:simple reason...
    by dmehus on Wednesday June 11 2003, @06:13PM (#11797)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    And, perhaps more importantly, why was no one from the Electronic Frontier Foundation [eff.org] ask to send a delegate to the President's so-called Standing Committee on WHOIS policy? It would seem to me that Dr. Twomey is not much different than his predecessors (though I can't comment on Mike Roberts, as I haven't been following ICANN that long). I had hoped Dr. Twomey would be "refreshingly more broad minded," to quote a great mind [cavebear.com]. It appears that isn't so.

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