EPDP update: tentative policy at a crossroads

ICANN’s Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) recently reached a milestone in its work to address the problem of how to access domain name registration data (formerly known as WHOIS) in a way that complies with privacy laws, including Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The EPDP Phase 2 Final Report contains 22 “policy recommendations,” which, […]

ICANN Update: Expedited Policy Development Process Kicks Off

In an effort to establish a permanent policy for WHOIS data collection, processing and access in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), the ICANN multi-stakeholder community will kick off a first-of-its-kind Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) next week. This EPDP will result in a new policy that takes the place of […]