Privacy Conference: Building Bridges on ICANN's Whois Questions

Sponsors: Noncommercial Users Constituency, The Public Interest Registry,
The Registry Constituency and Cole, Raywid & Braverman LLP

Vancouver ICANN Meeting, The Westin Bayshore Hotel

Tuesday, November 29th, 2:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Stanley Park Ballroom 3


Keynote Speaker: Ms. Heather H. Black, Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Session I: Coming into Compliance: ccTLDs Change Their Whois Databases

This session profiles ccTLDs on three continents who have changed their Whois procedures (or are in the midst of changing them) based on national data protection laws. What are the changes? How are they working? How do they allow personal data to be made available to those who need it? (This session will feature considerable time for questions and discussion with the audience.)

Session II: Experts on Other Areas of Telecommunications and Internet Privacy

The Whois debate takes place within the larger context of telecommunications and Internet privacy, but in the ICANN community we rarely refer to outside models. How do telephone companies, ISPs and others handle requests for personal data, including chatroom and email identities? What do these models offer in our work on the Whois questions?

Session III: What is the Future of the gTLD Whois Databases?

Registries, Registrar and Noncommercial Users Constituency recently put forward different plans to change the gTLD Whois Database to provide protection for personal data. For the first time in a public forum, they will present and discuss their proposals. (This session also will feature considerable time for questions and discussion with the audience.)

Questions/RSVP: If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Kathryn Kleiman of the Noncommercial Users Constituency at Open to All