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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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Current Whois Data vs Historic Whois Data Published via 3rd Parties

We often get contacted by clients who have questions and queries about whois data or domain name registration data. People get understandably upset when the information they’ve provided in good faith to simply register a domain name, is abused by unscrupulous marketers to try and sell them products and services they’ve never expressed any interest […]

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Increasing Transparency

I’ve always been a strong believer in being honest and transparent with our clients. Lying to them or misleading them, be that in our communications or our marketing, in my mind was never going to be a winning strategy. As a company this is an ethos we’ve tried to instil with all our staff and […]

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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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Public WHOIS in a GDPR World

Come May 25th the General Data Protection Regulation aka GDPR will be in force and many companies will have made significant changes to how they handle personal information in order to comply with the law. I recently shared a “bird’s eye view” of our GDPR preparation and we’ve already touched on how .IE and .UK […]

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The Obligatory GDPR Update

On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into full force. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months you’ll both know about it and hopefully will be prepared for it. The bottom line with GDPR is that it gives people more control over their privacy and […]

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GDPR Perspectives EURALO Slides

Earlier this evening EURALO hosted a webinar on GDPR. Unlike many of the webinars that have been held within the context of ICANN over the last few months this one was not purely focussed on whois. Also, due to the variety of speakers, the topics covered weren’t all ICANN related, as there were speakers from […]

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