The purpose of this consultation was to obtain input on whether the WHOIS disclosure policy strikes the appropriate balance between the privacy rights of Registrants and other stakeholders, such as intellectual property interests and law enforcement agencies given the experience since the launch of the policy. The consultation was also designed to measure overall satisfaction of key stakeholder groups with the policy, and whether any impacts on these stakeholders require changes to the policy. To this end, CIRA engaged the services of The Strategic Counsel, an independent national public opinion and marketing research firm.
The key findings of this consultation can be found at: www.cira.ca/whois.
Thanks to Sharon Polsky, President of Amina Consulting Corp. for sending this information.