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[ppml] Privacy of Reassignment Information

I am submitting the following proposal IAW ARIN's Internet Resource Policy
Evaluation Process. In the interest of all I would like to disclose up
front that the information used to prepare this template was provided by
ARIN staff.

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Template: ARIN-POLICY-PROPOSAL-TEMPLATE-1.0

1. Policy Proposal Name:  Privacy of Reassignment Information

2. Author
  a. name: Sanford George
  b. e-mail: sandyg at usc.edu
  c. telephone: 213-740-1473
  d. organization: ARIN AC

3. Proposal Version: 1

4. Submission Date: 8/17/04

5. Proposal type: modify

6. Policy term: permanent

7. Policy Statement:

ISPs may choose whether or not to designate reassignment information
'public'. Reassignment information that is not designated 'public' will be
available only to ARIN, the entity that created it, and that entity's
upstream organizations.  The maintenance of the accuracy of the data that is
submitted whether it is public or private is the responsibility of the
submitting ISP.

8. Rationale:

Increasing concern about protection of private information on the Internet
has been expressed by many parts of the community.  There have been numerous
policy proposals over the last several years attempting to protect various
portions of the displayed information. Concern has been expressed
specifically about the requirement to publicly register customer
assignments, which are often regarded by ISPs and customers as private
information.

By publicly displaying reassignment information, the ISP is in some respects
displaying its customer lists and other information that may be considered
of a proprietary business interest.


9. Timetable for implementation: 30 days after the ratification of the
policy by the ARIN Board of Trustees

10. Meeting presenter: Sanford George

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