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LINX Presents - Steve Crocker
Rebuilding Whois from the ground up!
Everybody is unhappy with the Whois. The data is inaccurate, privacy advocates think it discloses -- or used to disclose -- too much personal information, public safety agencies, intellectual property attorneys and others are unhappy with GDPR and similar privacy laws, and it's an unwelcome burden and expense for the registrars and registries. Multiple policy development attempts spanning roughly two decades have all been unsatisfactory.

A small group of us has developed a framework and model to enable a new approach for expressing, comparing and analyzing possible policies. In this talk I will present the basic elements of the model and the tools. The goal is to enable the collectors (registrars and registries), the requesters (law enforcement, security researchers, intellectual property attorneys, domainers, et al.) and policy authorities (governments, ICANN, et al.) to engage in more precise and focused policy discussions in the future.

Sep 23, 2020 02:00 PM in London

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Dr. Steve Crocker
Dr. Crocker is CEO and co-founder of Shinkuro, Inc., a start-up company focused on dynamic sharing of information across the Internet and the deployment of improved security protocols. Dr. Crocker has been involved in the Internet since its inception. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, while he was a graduate student at UCLA, he was part of the team that developed the protocols for the ARPANET and laid the foundation for today's Internet. He organized the Network Working Group, which was the forerunner of the modern Internet Engineering Task Force and initiated the Request for Comment (RFC) series of notes through which protocol designs are documented and shared. For this work, Dr. Crocker was awarded the 2002 IEEE Internet Award. Starting in 2002, Dr. Crocker served as founding chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).