Re: [ga-sys] International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications
As you know, it is not one I share.
Again, solutions are available, or can easily be made available if
enough consumers are infact interested in protection of that kind, and
the individual should be the one who controls what level, if any,
protection will be in place.
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, 11:58:22 PM, Joanna Lane wrote:
> Report: http://www.datenschutz-berlin.de/doc/int/iwgdpt/dns_en.htm
> It is essential that the purposes of the collection and publication of
> personal data of domain name holders are being specified.
> The amount of data collected and made publicly available in the course of
> the registration of a domain name should be restricted to what is essential
> to fulfil the purpose specified. In this respect the Working Group has
> reservations against a mandatory publication of any data exceeding name
> (which might also be the name of a company and not of a natural person),
> address and e-mail-address in cases where the domain name holder is not
> himself responsible for the technical maintenance of the domain but has this
> done through a service provider (as is the case with many private persons
> who have registered domain names).
> Any additional data (especially telephone and fax number) - although they
> might be collected by the registry as necessary with respect to its task -
> should in such cases either refer to the respective service provider or only
> be made available with the explicit consent of the data subject. Mandatory
> publication of telephone and fax numbers of domain name holders would be a
> problem when private persons register domain names, where the number to be
> provided might be their home number. The right not to have telephone numbers
> published - as recognised in most of the national telecommunications data
> protection regimes - should not be abolished when registering a domain.
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