WHOIS Task Forces 1 and 2 Teleconference 5 October, 2004 - Minutes
GNSO Constituency representatives:
ICANN Staff Manager: Barbara Roseman
Jeff Neuman referred to Steve Metalitz's draft procedure for conflicts: step-by-step and encouraged the task force to comment on the list, make revisions and reach a consensus.
Agenda: tiered access
Steve Metalitz remarked that the common feature was identifying and authenticating Whois data.
Tom Keller and Jeff Neuman both mentioned the new technologies, CRISP and IRIS in identification and that a briefing on the current status would be helpful.
Jeff Neuman reminded the group that one of the recommendations that came out of the group was that:
Marc Schneiders raised the issue that when an accredited whois user was accessing data , the registrant would be notified that the data is being used.
If there were to be accreditation there could be a short list as to who had access to full data such as a list locating law enforcement, whether ISPs should ask for it, or give associations right of entry.
A view expressed was that it should be feasible for anyone to access data as in the example of the Chilean ccTLD (.cl) which requires an email address and the reason why the data is wanted. It was felt that it was difficult to set up a list of criteria to access data.
In the authentification process there would be information about the person and if there were a problem, the person could be tracked.
Some felt that the reason for accessing the data should not be stated at the beginning of the process but should be stated during the query process.
Assuming there were an accreditation process or verification there would be a need for accountability to be built into the system. If there were abuse, available legal remedies should be sought and there would be information about the abuser. In accountability, the question arises who is going to decide. If it is agreed that notification is necessary, when should that notification be given, before or after.
Comment on two documents that have been circulated:
Jeff Neuman thanked everyone for their presence and participation and particularly for the contributions to the mailing list..
Next Call: 19 October 2004