[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality
spiffnolee at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 10 17:10:05 EDT 2009
Pointers welcomed. I would like to read the precedents myself.
----- Original Message ----
> From: Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu>
> To: "arin-ppml at arin.net" <arin-ppml at arin.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 4:05:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality
> 1. IANAL, too
> 2. you don't need to have passed a bar exam to know that there are laws
> pertaining to privacy, or to discuss them.
> 3. i've co-authored policy papers, some in refereed journals, with legal
> professionals about dns whois, including an international comparison of privacy
> laws and their relevance to whois
> 4. privacy laws don't need to reference whois specifically to be relevant to
> 5. some laws do specifically reference it, e.g., in the bilateral trade
> agreements in which the U.S. tried to impose a specific approach to DNS Whois
> upon small trading partners (Peru, Singapore, etc.). Those countries responded
> by invoking their national privacy laws and saying that any whois service had to
> comply with them. q.e.d.
> Milton Mueller
> Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
> XS4All Professor, Delft University of Technology
> Internet Governance Project:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lee Howard [mailto:spiffnolee at yahoo.com]
> > M. Mueller said:
> > > This doctrine bears no relationship to actual law regarding
> > privacy and freedom
> > > of association.
> > I am unaware of any laws describing WHOIS, but IANAL. If
> > there are laws in
> > relevant jurisdictions, please cite them by number.
> > Also, it would be handy for you to disclose your legal
> > credentials when providing
> > legal advice.
> > Lee
> > [IANAL] = I am not a lawyer.
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