Rights holders evidence enforcement struggles as WHOIS data requests go unanswered

At this week’s ICANN meeting in Panama, the Government Advisory Committee heard from rights holders who have faced significant enforcement challenges following the enactment of the GDPR. Among the concerns of brand owners are the difficulties in investigating potential infringement, the lack of response to legitimate data access requests and registers not engaging with the …

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Governments call for urgency in WHOIS efforts, but rocky road lies ahead

​​​​​​​Last week we reported on a session at the ICANN meeting in Panama, in which the Government Advisory Committee heard from rights holders who have faced significant enforcement challenges following the enactment of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. As the week went on, it became clear that those frustrations will continue for some …

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