Re: [ga] Bulk Whois Data Issue
Well that is perhaps a simplistic approach to a complex situation.
Just because whois data is visible in the EU via the internet does not
necessarily give them jurisdiction in this matter.
Its probably a safe bet that someone like a registrar or registry that
is operating in Europe would have to modify things somewhat. But people
operating in Europe already know how to comply. Its not a new issue for
But if I were a registrar or other entity running a whois service on my
box here in canada, I seriously doubt the EU could do anything about it.
I would not be in their jurisdiction.
What I would be doing would not be illegal here.
Good luck getting enforcement on any judgement.
Sythesis: Law & Technology
Joanna Lane wrote:
> > DannyYounger@cs.com
> > I share Tim's point of view, and would appeciate hearing the
> > position of GA
> > members on this topic (especially the views of those members that now
> > participate on the WHOIS Committee).
> Disclosing personal data in the Whois is unlawful in the 15 member nations
> of the European Union. What the WHOIS Committee and the GA thinks is
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