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ICANN’s WHOIS System Must Follow Local Laws and Best Practices in Data Protection

Férdeline, Ayden (2016) ICANN’s WHOIS System Must Follow Local Laws and Best Practices in Data Protection. Media Policy Blog (21 Apr 2016). Website.

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The Internet operates in a space far removed from Westphalian sovereignty, where mostly self-regulated private entities set policy through network architecture and engineering decisions. Among these bodies, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a California-based not-for-profit, holds a monopoly over the technical and functional workings of the Internet’s domain name and numbering systems. It is also responsible for the operation of the WHOIS database, a global directory service of domain name registrants. LSE alumnus and member of ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency, Ayden Férdeline, argues that ICANN needs to do more to address concerns about the handling of sensitive personal data, and should adopt international best practices in privacy and data protection.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 07:22
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:52

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