16 Mar US Slams ICANN Plans for a Governmental Advisory Committee
The US has reportedly shot down the proposed plan of Internet domain name system organization ICANN to let governments decide on who is allowed to bypass EU privacy rules in relation to Whois data.
Assistant Commerce Secretary David Redl said at ICANN’s meeting in Puerto Rico that the US is encouraging revisions to the interim model suggested by the ICANN to address conflicts that would be caused by the upcoming GDPR. He added that it is not acceptable for Whois information to not be available, or become so difficult to obtain that it is rendered useless for the legitimate purposes that are critical to the ongoing stability and security of the Internet.
Source: The Register