ICANN GDPR lawsuit

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Jun 4 19:06:27 UTC 2018

That’s a wonderful theory. However, in practice, it’s a bit different.

GDPR eliminates or at the very least complicates the maintenance of directory

If past experience is any guide, once something becomes sufficiently difficult
to maintain while complying with regulation, said thing eventually ceases to
exist at least in any meaningful or useful form.

It is not at all unlikely that this will be the inevitable consequence of GDPR
when it comes to whois and thus, it is not at all unlikely that the scenario
Hank described may be an (admittedly unintended, but very likely) outcome of


> On Jun 4, 2018, at 09:30 , McBride, Mack <C-Mack.McBride at charter.com> wrote:
> That would be real time information involving 'essential' activities.
> GDPR would not prevent determining the source of an attack.
> GDPR specifically doesn't protect anyone involved in criminal activity
> nor contradict any regulatory requirement (which covers cyber attacks).
> Mack
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Johnny Eriksson
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 12:24 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: ICANN GDPR lawsuit
> Hank Nussbacher wrote:
>> The entire whois debacle will only get resolved when some hackers 
>> attack www.eugdpr.org, ec.europa.eu and some other key .eu sites.  
>> When the response they get will be "sorry, we can't determine who is 
>> attacking you since that contravenes GDPR", will the EU light bulb go 
>> on that something in GDPR needs to be tweaked.
> You seem to assume that said light bulb does in fact exist.
>> -Hank
> --Johnny
>  /\_/\
> ( *.* )
>> ^ <
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