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ICANN’s Whois service faces GDPR compliance challenges

June 13, 2018

Via: CIO

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect on May 25. Daniel Solove speaks for many when he described it as the most comprehensive and nuanced data protection regime in the world, providing for “individual rights such as the right to access one’s data, the right to request restrictions on data use, the right to be forgotten, and the right to data portability.”

However, the interpretation of GDPR by European data protection officials in the case of the Whois data bases has generated a genuine conflict with other important public values, including protecting the public from fraudsters, criminals, thieves and hackers.

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