EDPB To ICANN: No Can Do

In one of the more amusing (El Reg is more often than not, amusing…) article titles to date: Kieren McCarthy’sICANN’t get no respect: Europe throws Whois privacy plan in the trash‘ let’s us know – whilst mincing few words – of the apparent ineptitude of current ICANN efforts to align WHOIS with European privacy concerns (via a correspondence from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)). I Say, it’s timee to create another study ICANN! ICANN’s repsonse? See ICANN ‘s General Counsel and Secretary John O. Jeffrey’s blog post. Perhaps it’s time for an ICANNexit

‘Despite existing solely to develop rules for the internet’s underlying infrastructure and possessing a $100m annual budget, ICANN has put itself in the position where it has effectively outsourced decisions over the critical Whois service to a group of bureaucrats in Brussels.’ – via Kieren McCarthy, writing at El Reg



*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.infosecurity.us/blog/2018/7/24/edpb-to-icann-no-can-do