IPC-BC GDPR and WHOIS Seminars - Reference Page


Seminars held on 24 January, 22 February, 6 April, & 24 April 2018


Welcome to the reference page for materials and information relating to the 24 January and 22 February 2018 meetings sponsored by the Business Constituency (BC) and Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and WHOIS. This page will be updated periodically as new materials and information become available.  Please check back for updates.

January 24, 2018 Seminar

 Thank you for attending the Business and Intellectual Property Constituencies’ seminar on GDPR and WHOIS on January 24, 2018.

 Well over 200 people attended the session, either in person or via remote participation.  Our agenda covered:

  • Discussion of needs and risks
  • Overview of compliance requirements
  • Concerns regarding procedural issues within ICANN
  • Review of community-submitted compliance models
  • Review of ICANN Org’s compliance models
  • Discussion with ICANN CEO Göran Marby and General Counsel John Jeffrey
  • Open discussion and overview of next steps

For convenience, meeting- and issue-related materials are archived here.  Thank you again for attending the seminar and for your interest in this issue.

Additional Materials:

Additional Materials:

February 22, 2018 Seminar - Part 2

ICANN’s impending selection of a model for compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ICANN’s contracts, and the impact of this selection on WHOIS, continues to be a key topic for a broad spectrum of ICANN stakeholders. While the proposed models remain under consideration, this webinar was a continued discussion (hosted by the IPC and the Business Constituency) on the topic.

Meeting Materials:


6 April 2018, Seminar - Part 3


24 April 2018, Seminar - Part 4



GDPR Accreditation & Access Model for non-Whois Public Data, as discussed during ICANN61 (12 March 2018):


Invitation to Cross-Community Call to Discuss Accreditation/Access Model for Non-Public WHOIS Data (6 April 2018):

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