ARIN-PPML Message

[ppml] Policy Proposal 2004-6: Privacy of Reassignment Information

Concerning the proposed policy, Privacy of Reassignment Information, which
was posted to PPML on August 19, 2004, the ARIN Advisory Council supports
moving the proposed policy (as is) forward in the evaluation process.

ARIN welcomes feedback and discussion about this policy proposal in the
weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting in Reston, Virginia
scheduled for October 20-21, 2004.

According to the ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process the
Advisory Council will evaluate policy proposals after the Public Policy
Meeting. The feedback and discussion of policy proposals on the Public
Policy Mailing List will be included in the AC's evaluation.

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found at:

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The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:

	http://www.arin.net/policy/ipep.html

ARIN's Policy Proposal Archive can be found at:

	http://www.arin.net/policy/proposal_archive.html

The policy proposal text is below and can be found at:

	http://www.arin.net/policy/2004_6.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Policy Proposal 2004-6: Privacy of Reassignment Information

Author: Sanford George

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.

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.