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[rpd] New Version of Policy Proposal - Policy Compliance Dashboard (Draft-2) - AFPUB-2021-GEN-003-DRAFT02 (PDWG Chair)

Cheken Chetty rameez.chetty at
Sat Nov 20 10:22:36 UTC 2021

Hi all, I have some concerns regarding automation. Because this automation
could cause some issues because there is the possibility that the technical
side of things could be mishandled and in turn cause a data breach.  This
breach poses a negative effect on the resources members. Policies are meant
to aid them, so I feel the implementation of this is really unnecessary.

On Tue, 16 Nov 2021, 10:07 Paul Hjul, <hjul.paul at> wrote:

> Regarding:
> I've noted quite a bit of unease with the proposal stemming from
> information disclosures. I fear a lot of mess is created by conflating two
> different issues and circumstances. It is probably easiest to use an
> analogy of a bank. When I open a bank account my bank requires certain
> information from me and that information must be kept up to date. When I
> seek a loan I have to submit more information. Organizations divulge
> business plans and very sensitive commercial information all the time when
> seeking something from somebody. In order to apply for resources to be
> allocated information needs to be disclosed. Unfortunately there seems to
> be a culture of viewing all interactions with Afrinic as though they are
> seeking resources and this is misguided.
> The policy proposal doesn't reinforce the question of what information
> ought to be maintained by Afrinic, only that a dashboard to empower members
> and to reduce uncertainty of when the organization will initiate an
> investigation.
> I am of the view that consensus as to value in building such a dashboard
> for use by members AND as a necessary but not sufficient predicate for
> Afrinic to take certain steps can attain rough consensus if the
> participants in the working group act in good faith.
> I propose the following slight alteration to  sub-article 5:
> Contractual non-compliance, such as unauthorized transfers, lack of
> payment or document fraud, once confirmed, will cause the revocation of the
> services and member closure, following the RSA.
> to read:
> Contractual non-compliance, such as unauthorized transfers, lack of
> payment or document fraud, once investigated and confirmed, may cause the
> revocation of the services and member closure in accordance with the RSA.
> In determining whether to revoke services the Board shall after afford a
> fair hearing and consider all relevant circumstances in good faith,
> including whether the revocation is in the best interests of the members of
> the organization.
> Paul Hjul
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