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Webinar on GDPR for APTLD

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26 April 2018

As GDPR is going to take effect soon, APTLD is organizing a webinar for the APTLD community on GDPR and WhoIS.

The new EU data protection law (GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation) aims to strengthen the rights of individuals to protect their personal data and to control how it is used. The new law also imposes increased obligations on organisations to minimise their use of personal data and to be able to justify how it is processed. It has a wide territorial reach and its effects may be felt well beyond the borders of the European Union.
While GDPR is not intended to prevent businesses and organisations from operating with personal data, it will require some changes to be made to processes and procedures in order to remain compliant. A significant example is the requirement for gTLD and ccTLD registries to provide WHOIS information – historically this information has been detailed and has been made widely available to third parties.  GDPR mandates that no more information is collected or made available than can be justified, and that it is restricted to recipients with a clear justification for access.
In this webinar, a renowned industry expert Graeme Fearon form UK will set out the general principles of GDPR and explain how they will affect ccTLD operations, with a particular emphasis on WHOIS.
Members are encouraged to participate in the webinar which will be held at 6am UTC to 7am UTC on 8 May 2018.
To participate in the webinar please fill in the Doodle Poll by using the link sent out across the Members mailing list The Poll will close until 12:00 am (Beijing time) 7 May.
Due to the limited connections on the Adobe Connect platform, the registration for participation in the webinar will be arranged on the first come, first served basis.
Should you have any questions, please contact GM and/or Secretariat.