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Meetings & Records

GAC meetings are usually conducted in conjunction with an ICANN meeting. They may also be conducted inter-sessionally. GAC meetings are usually open. This part of the website provides both GAC Members and others members of the community with access to past, present and future GAC meeting material including agendas, transcripts, location details, recordings and minutes. For GAC Members there is also access to preparatory material ahead of forthcoming meetings such as the draft agenda, briefings and presentations, remote participation details and travel assistance.

Oct 2020
ICANN69 - Session 6 - GAC Discussions on RDS/WHOIS and Data Protection
12:30 - 14:00 UTC
Session Details

The GAC will review latest developments regarding efforts to bring Whois into compliance with Data Protection Law, in particular following the publication of the EPDP Phase 2 Final Report. While the report, its policy recommendations for Standardized System for Access and Disclosure of non-public registration data and the minority statements of various stakeholders are expected to be considered by the GNSO Council and the ICANN Board, a number of policy areas are expected to undergo further work, including Whois data accuracy and distinguishing the publication of legal vs. natural person registration data.