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    Re:Article 29 Montreal, etc.
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday March 04 2004, @09:50PM (#13076)
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    I'm not sure what Adam's question is, but the link provided by Milton does show [icann.org] Diana Alonso Blas of the European Commission providing this [icann.org] [.pdf] to the GNSO, which discusses Article 29. It was also at least scheduled [icann.org] for presentation on Tuesday, June 24 at 9:45 am to the ICANN Montreal WHOIS Workshop. So is the point that Milton is making, or Adam is questioning, that it didn't go forward from there to the Board via the GNSO or staff? I'm confused.

    As for the link to Thomas's blog here [does-not-exist.org] which is the one Adam gave, the Opinion on the application of the data protection principles to the WHOIS directories [does-not-exist.org] [.doc] link wouldn't work for me, and I tired of trying different options to find it (assuming that it exists somewhere, and that I know what I'm looking for). Thomas's blog entry is dated June 16, 2003, prior to ICANN's Montreal meeting, so I fail to see its relevance regardless. Again, sign me confused. -g

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    Re:Article 29 Montreal, etc.
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday March 05 2004, @09:51AM (#13079)
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    Diana Blas was most certainly in Montreal and spoke on a panel regarding privacy at the ICANN meeting there.

    The issue of whois privacy is, unfortunately, not treated by ICANN as a privacy issue but rather one of data publication - the implication being that privacy is merely a limitation on publication of whois data rather than the other way around, i.e. whois being a limited exception to a general privacy regime that denies publication of personally identifiable information.

    That foundational prejudice - that privacy is subsurvient to whois rather than vice versa - has contaminated ICANN's processes regarding whois. For example, generally accepted principles of privacy, rather than forming the framework for discussion of "whois" are treated merely as a series of random and nuisances to be worked around rather than honored.
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