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Keeping More Data in the European Union

We’ve written quite a bit over the last few months about data protection, privacy and, of course, GDPR. We’ve always been very cautious about how our data and that of our clients is handled. Wherever possible we’ve always tried to keep data in Ireland or at least firmly within the European Union. However in some […]

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ICANN Panama Will be all About GDPR and Data Addiction

The 62nd ICANN public meeting will be starting this weekend. The location? Panama City, Panama. I’ll be there both representing Blacknight, as well as in my role as Chair of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition, as well as an elected representative of the Registrar Stakeholder Group to the GNSO Council. Translation? I’ll be wearing more than […]

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Some Changes for GDPR Compliance

GDPR comes into force this Friday, so it’s time for us to give another small update on what we’ve been doing. TLDR version? All our policies can be found here. We’ve always tried to be transparent about what we do and why we do it, so, in many respects, GDPR doesn’t really change that, but […]

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Why ‘Whois’ Must be Fixed to Comply with GDPR [Audio]

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May this year, and one area of contention that has emerged is the question of Whois data. That’s the personal information of individuals or companies who register domain names. For historical reasons, domain registries and registrars have been contractually obliged to collect this data, and to […]

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Universal Acceptance is the Challenge for the International Internet [Audio]

This week on the Blacknight Podcast we talk to Don Hollander, Secretary General of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Click on the player below to play the podcast, or download it here: 21:12; 12MB; MP3.   Regular readers and listeners will know that ICANN is the international […]

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ICANN 60 the GDPR Post-Mortem

I predicted that the ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi last week would be dominated by discussions centring around GDPR. I was proven correct. Sure, there were other items on the agenda, some that took me and other attendees a little by surprise. But the topic that dominated the meeting was GDPR. With the clock ticking […]

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