[Community-Discuss] AFRINIC and the GDPR
Abibu R. Ntahigiye
abibu at tznic.or.tz
Wed Apr 11 11:36:14 UTC 2018
Dear Andrew, Members and the whole Afrinic community,
Andrew has raised a very important issue for Afrinic operations - Thanks
so much Andrew.
The Board would like to inform you that the issue was discussed within
the Board at the Afrinic 27 meeting in Lagos and the Management was
tasked to work on the issue.
The Board has also been made aware that the Mauritius Data Protection
Act 2017 is already in effect and is aligned with the EU GDPR
regulations. The Board believes that these regulations are not a
barrier to publication of the WHOIS data, and it has noted the RIPE NCC
study that made such a finding. The Board further believes that the
biggest changes required by AFRINIC are in documenting how personal data
is used, and in informing people at the time data is collected.
The AFRINIC management will provide further updates on the issues at AIS
2018 in Senegal.
Further to the above, the Board expects to receive more insights on
GDPR related issues at the joint Boards (AfriNIC and RIPE NCC) meeting
planned in Senegal.
On 11/04/2018 08:42, Andrew Alston wrote:
> Hi AfriNIC Board,
> Can this board please **urgently** inform this community as to what
> preparations they have made as regards to compliance with the General
> Data Protection Regulations passed by the European Commision and the
> board will be in a position to give this community a full and complete
> report as to their GDPR compliance status and what will be changing
> before the 25^th of May to ensure that when the GDPR comes into force
> AfriNIC is compliant.
> Considering that the regulation comes into force on the 25^th of May
> 2018 – and AfriNIC is 100% holding data of EU Citizens, which makes
> them subject to the regulations irrespective of the fact that they are
> domiciled in Mauritius – this is an urgent and critical issue. It has
> direct impact on the whois database, abuse contact information,
> handling of data submitted during application process and potentially
> even the proposed review policy, just to name a few things that I can
> think of off the top of my head – and cannot be ignored. I would in
> fact have liked to have seen discussions by the board in the minutes
> that have been published about the GDPR long before now – considering
> the impact – but failing that – the question is now being asked.
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Abibu R. Ntahigiye
CEO, tzNIC / Interim Chairman, Afrinic.
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