WHOIS WEB TOOL IN PERIL AFTER EU PRIVACY REGULATORS REJECT PROPOSED FIX

The Recorder from Law.com on 17th April reported that the public directory that contains information about who has registered every domain on the web looks increasingly at risk of going dark next month due to a clash with the GDPR.  The WHOIS directory is relied upon by many attorneys, as well as law enforcement authorities, as a tool to help fight infringement and track malicious activity online.  Some say its demise or fragmentation would make doing so significantly harder.

https://www.law.com/therecorder/2018/04/17/icann-whois-gdpr/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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