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The IANA Transition Cannot Be Held Hostage

Back in March 2014 the US government, via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is part of the US Department of Commerce, signalled that it was ready to decouple the US government from the IANA functions. While the announcement from NTIA may have come as a surprise to some, it was something that had been […]

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Lack Of Safe Harbor Could Hurt

If you have an even passing interest in privacy you’ll probably be aware that “Safe Harbor” is dead. Safe Harbor (sic) was, essentially, an agreement that allowed for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US safely. Essentially US companies agreed that they’d apply the same standards of privacy (and security) to […]

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Doing Some Lobbying “On The Hill”

Just over a week ago I was in Washington DC as part of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition‘s delegation. Over the course of two days we met with quite a few Hill staffers, congress people and representatives. It was a fascinating experience, though also incredibly tiring. Why does Blacknight care? Blacknight is an Irish company. While […]

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Maintaining Balance And Privacy

We are strong believers in the right to privacy. It’s not an afterthought and as I’ve said in the past, privacy and security go hand in hand. For more than a year I’ve been involved in an ICANN working group which is tasked with examining whois privacy and proxy services and coming up with an […]

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