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RE: [whois-sc] DRAFT 4 of Task force 2

  • To: Thomas Roessler <roessler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [whois-sc] DRAFT 4 of Task force 2
  • From: Steve Metalitz <metalitz@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 19:03:37 -0400
  • Cc: whois-sc@xxxxxxxx
  • Sender: owner-whois-sc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thomas Roessler wrote:  

	On 2003-10-14 17:50:54 +1000, Bruce Tonkin wrote:

> Identifiers in other media typically attempt to balance identification
> and privacy concerns.  For example a telephone customer may provide
> detailed address information to a telephone service provider, but may
> elect not to have this information displayed in a public whitepages
> directory.  Note however that national laws often permit access to the
> complete information to groups such as law enforcement and emergency
> services personnel.  [** INSERT Similarly, the ability of persons whose
> data is listed in various public registers to opt out of public
> disclosure of these items may be limited.]

	Milton had a valid comment here, namely that it is not clear whether
	WHOIS is a public register.  I'd suggest to strike this insert, as
i	it adds no value, but creates confusion.

I disagree with Thomas and Milton.  WHOIS may not be a public register, but
it also is not a white pages directory.  The point is that the "balance"
referred to allows people to opt out insome circumstances but not others.  

Steve Metalitz

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