Privacy regulators in hotseat over future of ‘fundamental’ website owners list

By |april 5th, 2018|data access, data protection, domain name, European Data Protection Superviser, europol, GDPR, Göran Marby, ICANN, law enforcement, News, police force, whois|

The internet is at risk of becoming fragmented if online databases that show who owns websites are shut down after the EU’s new data protection law takes effect next month, the head of internet domain organisation ICANN has warned.

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Commission lobbies for police access to website owners list

By |februar 9th, 2018|data access, data protection, data protection regulation, Dimitris Avramopoulos, domain name, EC3, GDPR, ICANN, Julian King, law enforcement, News, online privacy, police force, Věra Jourová|

The European Commission has suggested that law enforcement authorities could soon have restricted access to the WHOIS database that identifies website owners because the system is on a collision course with the EU’s strict new data protection law.

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Reding: ‘Endangered languages could be saved by the internet’

By |januar 17th, 2018|digital divide, domain name, Endangered languages, Foreign Language, Internet Access, Luxembourg, multilingualism, News, Viviane Reding|

Internet platforms have helped the internet to become more multilingual, and especially less widely spoken languages like Luxembourgish, Viviane Reding told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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EU urged to help expand internet domain names in different languages

By |januar 16th, 2018|domain name, Endangered languages, EURid, Facebook, Foreign Language, ICANN, Internet Access, multilingualism, News, UNESCO, Viviane Reding|

Researchers and officials working on internet governance have urged EU institutions to help expand the use of internationalised domain names, which contain letters from alphabets including Cyrillic or Greek, or accented letters like in the word “café”.

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