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GDPR and domain names—restricting contact information collected via the WHOIS service (ICANN v EPAG Domainservices GmbH)

Published on: 19 July 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • GDPR and domain names—restricting contact information collected via the WHOIS service (ICANN v EPAG Domainservices GmbH)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What is the background to this dispute?
  • What are the key issues involved?
  • What is the current situation with the case?
  • What is the next step?
  • What can UK lawyers take from this case?

Article summary

TMT analysis: Senior consultant Colin Pearson, senior attorney Natascha Gerlach and associates Elisabeth Macher and Natalie Farmer, of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, look at a case in which the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) sought injunctive relief when EPAG, an entity which registers second-level domain names decided to no longer supply certain information to ICANN on people who have registered domain names , due to concerns about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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