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MAR
13
2018
ICANN61 - Agenda Item 20 - GAC Public Safety Working Group Meeting
08:30 - 09:30 UTC-04:00 | Ballroom B | Web Conference Link | Dial In Info
Session Details

Cathrin Bauer-Bulst, PSWG Co-Chair

The GAC Public Safety Working Group will be holding a public work session where it will discuss selected items of it work plan.

Session Minutes

7. GAC WORKING GROUPS

The GAC Public Safety Working Group (PSWG):

Regarding WHOIS compliance with GDPR, the PSWG and GAC plenary discussed the public policy impacts of ICANN Org’s proposed interim model. The PSWG reported that it had engaged with relevant stakeholders to identify practical solutions that provide for uninterrupted access to full WHOIS data consistent with appropriate data privacy safeguards.

In relation to the ongoing Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Implementation Review Team (PPSAI IRT), the PSWG reported its concern that prospective service providers are reluctant to agree to respond to emergency requests by law enforcement within 24 hours.

The PSWG explained the importance of public reporting on DNS Abuse through the Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR) initiative and welcomed the efforts of ICANN’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) in spearheading this project. The ICANN CTO provided a briefing to the GAC on the DAAR. Upon completion of an independent analysis of 4 DAAR’s methodology, the PSWG expects ICANN to regularly publish specific data identifying parties most associated with DNS Abuse.

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