Whois Privacy

Last Updated: 09 September 2009

This page is a resource listing input received by ICANN on the public policy aspects of Whois from governments and government agencies.

  • Letter from Vint Cerf to Peter Schaar, Chairman, Article 29 Data Protection Working Party of the European Union, 15 March 2007 [PDF]

  • Letter from Peter Schaar, Chairman, Article 29 Data Protection Working Party of the European Union, to Vint Cerf, 12 March 2007 [PDF]

  • Letter from Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada to Dr. Paul Twomey, 11 July, 2006 [PDF]

  • Presentation of Telecommunications Consumer Policy Division, Telecommunications Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan, to the joint meeting of GAC/GNSO, 26 June, 2006 [PDF]

  • United States Government Contribution to the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) on Whois, 26 June, 2006 [PDF]

  • US Federal Trade Commission (statement at GAC meeting in Marrakech, 26 June, 2006) [PDF]

  • Presentation of OPTA (Independent Post and Telecommunications Authority, Netherlands) to the joint meeting of GAC/GNSO, 26 June, 2006. [PDF]

  • Article 29 Working Party of the European Union letter, 22 June, 2006 [PDF]

  • Office of Fair Trading (UK) [PDF]

  • Australia's contribution to GNSO Council on Whois [PDF]

  • Commission de la Protection de la Privee (Belgium) letter, 22 June, 2006 [PDF]

  • US Federal Trade Commission letter, 9 February 2005 [PDF]

  • Article 29 Working Party of the European Union, opinion 2/2003 on the application of the data protection principles to the Whois directories [PDF]

  • International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications, 15 January, 2003 [HTML]