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Mar 2021
ICANN70 - Session 4 - GAC Discussion on RDS/WHOIS and Data Protection
17:30 - 18:15 UTC | Web Conference Link |  Access Code: 7.j7GkG%PE
Session Details

Link to session page on ICANN website where you may find recording and transcripts:



Review the latest developments regarding efforts to bring Whois into compliance with applicable Data Protection Law, in particular challenges in the implementation of EPDP Phase 1 Policy Recommendations, expected next steps following the adoption by the GNSO of the EPDP Phase 2 Policy Recommendations, and the launch of EPDP Phase 2A deliberations on the distinction of legal vs. natural person in the publication of gTLD Registration Data as well as the feasibility of using unique and anonymized emails for contacts.